Launching a second vital new indication in usually 3 months, a East Liberty Auto Plant now started mass prolongation of a all-new 2013 Acura RDX. The renouned oppulance crossover SUV will go on sale during Acura dealerships national subsequent month.
Acura dealers, internal village leaders and open officials assimilated associates during a plant now as a initial mass-produced 2013 Acura RDX rolled off a public line. Also on palm for a line-off eventuality was John Mendel, executive clamp boss of sales during American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
“Acura is a code for oppulance business who aspire to a top levels of peculiarity and value, and a East Liberty group is going to play a really critical purpose for us as we pierce brazen with prolongation of this well-developed new Acura RDX,” Mendel said. “We know a East Liberty plant is one of a best in a world, as is clear by your high peculiarity rankings.”
Located northwest of Columbus in Logan County, a East Liberty plant was a target of a Silver Award from J.D. Power and Associates for a superb peculiarity in 2011. The plant will furnish a second-generation Acura RDX for a U.S. and trade markets, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. In December, 2011, a plant launched a all-new 2012 Honda CR-V, America’s many renouned SUV in Jan and Feb of 2012. The East Liberty Plant is a solitary prolongation source for a new Acura RDX and is obliged for prolongation a infancy of Honda CR-V models for U.S. customers.
“We are unapproachable to be a disdainful tellurian manufacturer of a oppulance Acura RDX,” pronounced East Liberty Auto Plant manager, John Mayberry. “Our associates work tough to surpass a expectations of each customer, and as a group we are committed to producing a best products in a world.”
In further to a finished product, a engines and involuntary transmissions for a Acura RDX and Honda CR-V also are done in Ohio, during a Honda of America engine plant in Anna, and during Honda Transmission Mfg. in Russells Point.
The Acura RDX also is an critical product for domestic suppliers in Ohio and a rest of North America that make tools and components for a production. More than 80 suppliers in Ohio make tools for a 2013 RDX. Overall, approximately 150 suppliers in Ohio and 600 in North America furnish tools for Honda’s 7 automobile plants in North America. Honda’s tools purchases from Ohio suppliers totaled scarcely $6 billion in 2011, and $16 billion in North America.
The East Liberty Auto Plant began producing automobiles in 1989 and now employs approximately 2,500 associates. In further to a RDX and CR-V, a 1.9-million-square-foot plant also produces a Honda Crosstour for a U.S. and trade markets.
In a vital creation of a operations, Honda is investing $166 million during a East Liberty Plant. Construction now is underneath approach on a 155,000-square-foot enlargement for new doorway and instrument row sub-assembly lines, and for a prolongation of a plant’s final public line. Additionally, construction began final year on a 396,000-square-foot tools converging center. This core will significantly revoke fuel expenditure and empty emissions compared with a conveyance of tools to a plant, including CO2 emissions that minister to tellurian warming.
These projects are among a some-more than $500 million in new collateral investments that Honda has announced during a plants in Ohio over a past 16 months.
About Honda in Ohio
Based on Honda’s longstanding joining to “build products tighten to a customer,” Honda began operations during a initial U.S. automobile plant scarcely 30 years ago, on Nov 1, 1982, in Marysville, Ohio. Honda now has a ability to build 680,000 automobiles annually during a dual Ohio automobile plants.
In further to manufacturing, Honda has determined estimable RD operations in Ohio, along with other operations that support product development, prolongation and sales of Honda and Acura products in North America. The association employs some-more than 13,500 Ohioans and tens of thousands some-more by a suppliers and other business partners. The company’s sum investment in a endless operations in a state exceeds $8 billion.
The East Liberty Plant and both public lines during a circuitously Marysville Auto Plant, along with Honda’s Indiana automobile plant, comprised 4 of a 5 top peculiarity public lines in North and South America in 2011, according to J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey.
Honda has 7 automobile plants in North America with a ability to make 1.63 million automobiles annually, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. More than 85 percent of a Honda and Acura products sole in a U.S. are built in North America.
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