Honda Engine Plant Reaches 25 Million Production Milestone

Noria news wires
Tags: manufacturing

Honda's engine plant in Anna, Ohio, recently celebrated the 25 millionth engine produced since Honda of America Mfg. Inc. opened the facility in 1985.

The 25 millionth engine was a 1.5-liter turbo that will be installed in a 2018 Accord and assembled 45 miles to the east at the Marysville auto plant. The Anna facility, which is the largest Honda engine plant in the world, also makes the turbo engine that powers the Civic Type-R.

The 2.5-million-square-foot plant supplies engines and components for 14 Honda and Acura products made in Ohio, Indiana, Alabama, Canada and other locations across the globe. The facility employs 3,200 associates and has four assembly lines and two casting operations.

Honda recently invested $47 million in the engine plant for the introduction of the new engine lineup for the 2018 Honda Accord, including two new direct-injected VTEC Turbo 4-cylinder engines and the 2.0 i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine for the Accord Hybrid. Total investment at the plant now exceeds $2.7 billion.

"Building 25 million engines is not just a major production milestone but symbolic of the passion and commitment invested by our associates, past and present, to satisfy 25 million customers," said Paul Dentinger, plant manager of the Anna engine plant. "We continue to invest in our plant and our people to build a new generation of Honda engine products for customers here and around the world."

The Anna engine plant reached its milestone 32 years after it opened. At its current production rate of 1.18 million engines annually, it will take 21 years for the plant to build another 25 million engines.

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