The latest chapter in a long success story

For us, it all started in 2008. That’s when the first Civic rolled off the line here in Greensburg, Indiana.

On that day, something remarkable began. A new facility for achieving was launched that now creates thousands of vehicles every month. Our economic impact has been massive while our environmental impact has been minimized. We’ve strived to be a value to our community, and create value for our customers. Our success is thanks to our exceptional team, and we’re proud to be a part of an exceptional global corporation. And we can think of no better place to build on the track record our company has established than right here in Indiana.

To achieve that goal required thinking that went well beyond the plant’s physical structure. For instance, the lakes that surround the facility act as natural aquatic filters, protecting the nearby farmland from sediments associated with runoff. And we have rehabilitated a vital floodplain with new creek-side forest growth that will enhance biodiversity.

That level of concern we have for the natural environment is equaled by our concern for the work environment. The vehicles we build in Greensburg are the result of an all-encompassing philosophy of quality. Measured in more ways than just fit and finish, quality is central to our operation. It can be found in our use of electric motors instead of hydraulics to reduce noise and odor. Our paint spraying systems were designed to produce less airborne loss. Both of these innovations reflect a systematic approach we have taken to improve the quality of our working environment.

At Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, we are honored to produce the Civic Sedan, the car that helped establish the Honda reputation for quality and efficiency, and the Honda CR-V, the first SUV built at the plant since we began production. But we are equally committed to our roles as corporate citizens, environmental stewards and dependable in Greensburg and across our state.


North America: The Natural Path of Progress

In 1979, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to begin producing in America with the introduction of its CR 250 Elsinore motorcycle. It was just the beginning of bigger things to come. The 1982 opening of a new plant in Marysville, Ohio, signaled Honda’s commitment to North American auto production.

As the first Japanese automaker to build motor vehicles in the U.S., Honda is proud to invest in America, its economy and its people. Honda’s contributions to the processes of manufacturing and design have helped to improve the U.S. automotive industry, as well as others.

The Center for Automotive Research recently conducted a study on the economic contributions of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and all of its U.S. affiliate companies and associated retail operations for the calendar year 2007. The results show the tremendous positive impact that Honda has made over the past 50 years. Highlights of the study include:

  • More than 367,000 private sector jobs, and $17 billion in annual wages and salaries, are generated as a result of Honda’s total U.S. operations.
  • Almost 152,000 private sector jobs are a result of Honda’s direct employment in the United States. Associated wages and salaries are estimated to be $9 billion.

More than 215,000 private sector jobs are generated by Honda’s dealerships and Honda product-related retail employment in the United States. Their estimated associated wages and salaries are approximately $8 billion.

While our positive economic impact has been substantial, we’ve worked hard to minimize any environmental effects. There’s no better example of that than our newest plant in Greensburg, Indiana. As with other Honda facilities, Greensburg incorporates our zero waste-to-landfill philosophy. We produce thousands of Civics every month in Indiana without ever contributing to a landfill. Further consideration for the facility’s interaction within its immediate surroundings has resulted in a plant that stretches across 1,600 acres, yet has the smallest environmental footprint of all North American auto plants.

The future of Honda in North America remains one of expansion and innovation. Milestones such as the Honda Aircraft Company, Marine Engine Research Facility and the production of the most affordable hybrid car in America, highlight Honda’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology in North America.

For more information about Honda North America visit corporate.honda.com.


Global: Quality On a Worldwide Scale

A modest family business in bicycle repair launched Honda founder Soichiro Honda’s passion with the mechanics and engineering of automobiles and motorcycles. Since then, Honda has grown to become the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and one of the leading automakers. With a global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Honda develops, manufactures and markets a wide variety of products ranging from small general-purpose engines, scooters and even jet aircraft.

And even though Honda continues to redefine innovation, one thing remains the same—our founding principle. Respect for the Individual reflects our desire to honor the unique character and ability of each individual person, trusting each other as equal partners in order to do our best in every situation. Our belief and desire that each person working in, or coming into contact with our company, directly or through our products, should share a sense of joy through that experience is reflected in another set of long-held principles we call The Three Joys—The Joy of Buying, The Joy of Selling and The Joy of Creating.

Since its establishment in 1948, Honda has remained on the leading edge by creating new value and providing products of the highest quality at a reasonable price for worldwide customer satisfaction. In addition, the company has conducted its activities with a commitment to protecting the environment and enhancing safety in a mobile society.

For more information about Honda Global visit world.honda.com.


Timeline

  • 2006 - 2006

    2006

    Honda announces plans to build its seventh North American auto plant in Greensburg, Indiana. The site is selected in part because of the community, infrastructure and central location.

  • 2007 - 2007

    2007

    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is among the dignitaries to break ground. The state-of-the-art facility will encompass 1.3 million square feet.

  • 2008 - 2008

    2008

    Mass production kicks off as the team starts building the fuel-efficient, four-cylinder Honda Civic. At full capacity, the plant will produce 200,000 vehicles per year.

  • 2008 - 2008

    2008

    ​Honda President Takeo Fukui, Governor Mitch Daniels and Congressman Mike Pence are all on hand as the plant is dedicated, just one month after it begins production.

  • 2009 - 2009

    2009

    ​Honda Manufacturing of Indiana begins mass production of the Civic Natural Gas. It receives numerous awards, including recognition by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy as “America’s Greenest Car.”

  • 2009 - 2009

    2009

    ​Less than one year after starting production, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana begins to export its cars. The vehicles are destined for Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. Today, HMIN exports all over the world.

  • 2010 - 2010

    2010

    ​Associates celebrate the 100,000th Civic produced in Greensburg. Company leaders attribute the success to the team’s dedication to building quality products for Honda customers.

  • 2010 - 2010

    2010

    ​On September 2, Honda installs panels to test the use of solar power. Later, on October 4, the facility earns LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

  • 2011 - 2011

    2011

    ​Associates begin 2012 Civic mass production, with a focus on continuing the excellence that makes the vehicle a customer favorite.

  • 2011 - 2011

    2011

    ​Honda’s Greensburg facility is one of three plants from around the world to receive the top award for quality from J.D. Power & Associates, the Platinum Plant Quality Award.

  • 2011 - 2011

    2011

    ​A second shift of associates begins working. The expansion creates 1,000 jobs, doubling the current team and making a huge economic impact in Indiana.

  • 2012 - 2012

    2012

    ​Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman is on hand as the all-new Acura ILX rolls off the assembly line for the first time. Greensburg is the exclusive producer of this vehicle.

  • 2012 - 2012

    2012

    ​After the car debuts at the L.A. Auto Show, associates begin mass production of the 2013 Civic. It includes numerous upgrades, including styling updates and body and chassis improvements.

  • 2013 - 2013

    2013

    ​Honda Manufacturing of Indiana associates celebrate as the 500,000th vehicle produced in Greensburg rolls off the line.

  • 2013 - 2013

    2013

    ​J.D. Power & Associates announces that the Civic is the highest ranked compact car in its 2013 Initial Quality Study.

  • 2015 - 2015

    2015

    In April, Honda Manufacturing of Indiana associates celebrated the 1,000,000th vehicle produced in Greensburg.

  • 2015 - 2015

    2015

    ​The start of production of the all-new Honda Civic Sedan begins. This 10th-generation Civic Sedan is the most ambitious remake of Civic in the model’s 43-year history.

  • 2016 - 2016

    2016

    ​The Honda Civic is named North American Car of the Year.

  • 2017 - 2017

    2017

    ​Mass production of the all-new CR-V begins. This is the first time the Greensburg plant has produced an SUV.


SPEED. INNOVATION. VICTORY.
The Racing Spirit

​As a young man Soichiro Honda was gripped by a passion for racing. At age 22, and drawing on his skills as a mechanic, he adapted a V-8 Curtis Wright engine to race on a Ford chassis. He took the wheel himself and promptly broke the Japanese speed record, accelerating up to 75 miles per hour. Honda Racing was born!

But it would be his uncanny ability to adapt racing technology to the wants, needs and desires of the consumer market that would propel his enterprising company into a global giant.

His deep-rooted desire for relentless innovation remains at the very heart of all we do. It powers us to create today’s dreams, and forge them into tomorrow’s innovations. Honda Racing continues to win at all levels of motor racing – from Formula 1 and CART to Indy and Super Bike – and that’s a fitting legacy to a man who lived for victory.

Racing Spirit 5 Keys to Success

SEEK THE CHALLENGE

By seeking out our competition, we are motivated to do our absolute best.

BE READY ON TIME

Be ready to do everything at the starting time.

TEAMWORK

Togetherness: the driver, staff and machine are all vitally important.

QUICK RESPONSE

Be ready to solve unpredictable problems at all times.

WINNER TAKES ALL

The only goal is winning. Concentrate every power on that one goal.

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