Honda Canada To Revamp Ontario Plants

Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM), a division of Honda Canada Inc., is investing $492 million over the next three years to allow the company to modernize its Ontario manufacturing facilities and improve its manufacturing carbon footprint, which is part of Honda’s global initiatives. The new investment brings Honda’s total Canadian facilities investment to over $4.7 billion. In 1986, Honda became the first Japanese auto maker to build a manufacturing facility in Canada.
Honda Canada is partnering with the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario on this programme. Both the Federal and Ontario governments will provide conditional grants up to $41.8 million each, representing 17 per cent of Honda Canada’s investment.
“Thank you to both the federal and Ontario governments for creating an environment which will allow us to further modernise our manufacturing facilities and make innovative upgrades possible, including building a state-of-the-art paint shop which will reduce GHG emissions from our paint process by 44 percent, further reducing our manufacturing carbon footprint in Canada,” Jerry Chenkin, President and CEO, Honda Canada Inc., said
This investment will allow for further research and development activities to advance the latest manufacturing technologies. With these new investments, Honda and HCM will continue to be a formidable contributor to the economic well-being of Canada’s automotive industry.
“Our government’s support for advanced-manufacturing platforms and clean technology in the auto sector is a key part of our plan to drive economic growth through innovation to create a better Canada. That means better jobs, better opportunities and better living standard for all Canadians,” Navdeep Bains, Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said.

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