Honda celebrates 50 years of innovation in America
It was back on June 11, 1959 when American Honda Motor Co., Inc., was established in Los Angeles. For 50 years now through innovation, many landmarks have been made by American Honda. Tetsuo Iwamura, CEO, said that “On behalf of the tens of thousands of Honda associates in America, past and present, we offer our deepest thanks to our customers for placing their trust in Honda over the past 50 years Torrance, Calif., U.S.A. Today, in the face of new challenges, including the preservation of our environment, we renew our commitment to exceed the expectations of our customers and society.”
Honda operates 10 U.S. manufacturing plants with two new plants under construction, along with 14 R&D facilities and more than 12 regional sales, parts and service, and finance offices around the country. The company’s network of U.S. parts suppliers comprises 545 companies in 34 states with annual purchases exceeding $17.5 billion in 2008.