31/03/2015

Honda To Invest £200m In UK Plant

Honda has announced it is to invest £200m in its UK plant.

The company has said its flagship production facility in Europe, which is located in Swindon, Wiltshire, said the plant will become a "global production hub" for the next generation Civic five-door model.

More than £200m will be invested into new, advanced production technologies and processes, Honda has said, further enhancing the company's European manufacturing facilities. It brings Honda's total investment at the plant to over £2.2bn since 1985.

In a statement, Jason Smith, Director of Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM), said: "By establishing HUM as a global production facility for the Civic five door, Honda is demonstrating its long-term commitment to manufacturing in the UK and Europe.

"This is incredibly important for HUM and is a reward for the commitment and effort put in by Honda Associates in recent years. As a global production facility for the Civic five door model we look forward to making the most of the opportunity to export this model not only to our European customers, but also, to key global markets."

"This announcement sends a clear message to our Associates and suppliers of the strategic importance that Honda Motor Company places on producing cars at our plant in Swindon, UK," added Toshiaki Mikoshiba, COO and President of Honda Motor Europe.

(JP)

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