It’s only natural that when you deal in mass production, numbers tend to be the most tangible method of comprehension. But in all that math it’s easy to lose sight of what really defines us. Our associates. We are much more than Honda’s seventh North American auto assembly plant, we are individuals that together do great things on a massive scale.
Soichiro Honda understood the importance of the individual when he founded the company all those years ago. His creed of Respect for the Individual still resonates clearly. In this About Us section we’ve included the pertinent facts and figures (they are listed below), but it’s the associates who get top billing. They drive our quality, which in turn drives consumer desire for our products. And that makes all things possible, like our commitment to improving our communities and neighborhoods.
Location: Greensburg, Indiana
Started mass production: October 9, 2008
Plant size: 1.3 million square feet
Site size: 1600 acres
Capital investment: $900 million
Models in production: Civic Sedan, CR-V
Production Capacity: 250,000 vehicles per year
Operations performed: Stamping, welding, painting, plastic injection molding, sub and final assembly, testing and quality assurance
Supplier impact: Each vehicle contains about 900 parts from hundreds of suppliers, many of them in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. HMIN uses 18 of the 60 suppliers in Indiana.
Honda Civic: approximately 150 suppliers. About 120 suppliers are located in the Midwest region.
The Civic Sedan has long been a flagship vehicle in the Honda family. So when, in 2008, we were entrusted with its production, you better believe we were honored. Since then, we’ve worked hard every day to carry on the tradition of excellence that has long been established for the Civic and all Honda products. And now, we’re proud to take that level of excellence up a notch.
For 2016, the Civic received an ambitious makeover. In addition to a dynamically styled, sporty and spacious design, it features two all-new engines — including the first-ever application of Honda turbo engine technology in the U.S. These powerful and fuel-efficient new engines combine with a sophisticated new body and chassis design to deliver incredibly responsive and sporty performance with a higher level of ride refinement and class-leading fuel efficiency.
The 2016 Civic Sedan is also available with the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation and, for the first time in a Honda, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.
It also offers advanced smartphone integration with a new 7-inch high-definition Display Audio touchscreen, so tech-savvy customers get a more advanced and intuitive connected-car experience.
Other features include Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and LED lights.
In February 2017, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana added a new milestone to its growing list of accomplishments: mass production of the 2017 Honda CR-V.
All new and completely redesigned, reimagined and re-engineered, the fifth generation of America’s best-selling SUV represented a major vote of confidence in HMIN, a facility for achieving that only began mass production in 2009.
The new CR-V boasts bold and sophisticated new styling, a more spacious, versatile and premium-quality interior, the model’s first-ever available turbocharged engine, and a host of new features and technologies for improved connectivity, comfort and convenience.
Based on an all-new platform architecture, the new CR-V also targets the highest levels of quality and driving refinement in its class, including top-in-class cabin quietness, steering precision, ride comfort and body control — all designed to imbue the CR-V with a polished, fun-to-drive persona.
Unsurprisingly for a vehicle packed with segment-busting quality, features and performance, the 2017 CR-V was recently chosen as one of Car and Driver magazine’s 10 Best Trucks and SUVs for 2017.