Began Production Nov. 1982
Plant Size 3.6 million sq. ft.
Annual Capacity 440,000 vehicles
Investment $4 billion
1.9 million sq. ft.
1.8 million sq. ft.
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North America Manufacturing
North American Manufacturing Facilities
2.45 million components
Note: Each plant uses domestic and globally sourced parts.
Honda’s first U.S. engine plant, the Anna Engine Plant (AEP), began production with motorcycle engines in July 1985. AEP produced its first automobile engine, for Civic, in September 1986. The plant produces automobile engines, disc and drum brakes, engine blocks, cylinder heads, crankshafts, cylinder sleeves, driveshafts and other major parts. With an annual capacity of 1.18 million automobile engines, AEP is Honda’s largest automobile engine facility in the world, producing 4-cylinder and V-6 engines for North American-built Honda and Acura automobiles. AEP also exports major engine components to Honda plants in other countries. In May 2008, the plant completed a $75 million expansion to add production of stamped steel engine components previously made in Japan. Further, in 2008, AEP began providing complete engines for Civics produced at the new Indiana auto plant, and engine components for 4-cylinder engines being produced at the new Canada engine plant.
Region United States
The Marysville Auto Plant is Honda’s longest operating U.S. auto plant and the first from a Japanese automaker, producing Honda and Acura products in North America for the past 27 years. One of the most integrated auto plants in North America, it houses stamping, welding, paint, plastic injection molding and assembly under one roof. Honda has invested more than $3.8 billion since its inception to maintain the plant’s global competitiveness and enhance its efficiency and flexibility. This includes the early adoption of Honda’s flexible manufacturing system and, in 2006, the construction of a state-of-the-art new paint facility that reduces energy use and waste associated with body painting operations.
The East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) has achieved several technological firsts in the U.S. auto industry — the first plant to use laser welding for mass production and the first plant to implement low-emission, waterborne paint technology. In 2000, ELP was the first Honda plant in North America to adopt Honda’s innovative flexible manufacturing system, which greatly enhances plant flexibility through the use of programmable welding robots and standardized assembly processes zoned by vehicle functions. ELP added production of the CR-V sport utility vehicle in 2006. In 2009, ELP ended production of Civic to focus on production of Honda “crossover” models including Element, CR-V and all-new Accord Crosstour.
Facility / Location Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Models Produced Accord Sedan
Marysville Auto Plant Marysville, Ohio
Accord Coupe Acura TL and RDX
Element CR-V Accord Crosstour
Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
4-cylinder engines for Accord, Civic, Element and Acura RDX
V6 engines for Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, Accord Crosstour, Ridgeline and Acura TL, MDX and ZDX Brake Components, Driveshafts
Honda of America Mfg., East Liberty Auto Plant East Liberty, Ohio
Anna Engin Anna, Ohio