Business Council of Alabama member Honda Manufacturing of Alabama last week observed the production of its 4 millionth vehicle that has been built since the plant opened 15 years ago.
And when you consider that 4 million V-6 engines also have been built at the $2.2 billion Honda facility in Lincoln, that’s 8 million units that have been sent to customers worldwide in fewer than 15 years.
“The commitment and dedication of our 4,500 associates has allowed HMA to achieve this production milestone and fulfill our commitment to quality for Honda customers across the globe,” said Jeff Tomko, HMA President.
HMA observed the vehicle and engine milestone on Sept. 22.
HMA is the sole producer of the Odyssey minivan, the Pilot sport utility vehicle, the Ridgeline pickup truck, the Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle, and the V-6 engines that power each model.
Along with 4 million V-6 engines, the HMA vehicle production breakdown, by model, since Nov. 14, 2001, is approximately 2,234,240 Odyssey minivans, 1,401,111 Pilot SUVs, 121,009 Ridgeline trucks, 216,521 Acura MDX SUVs, and 27,119 Accord V-6 Sedans built in 2009-2010.
Incidentally, Honda earlier this year began production startup of the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, slated to soon go on-sale at Honda dealerships nationwide. Honda’s Alabama plant is the exclusive manufacturer of the new Ridgeline.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama employs more than 4,500 associates at its 3.7 million-square-foot Lincoln facility and has the capacity to produce as many as 340,000 vehicles and engines each year. Since 2013, HMA has invested more than $520 million and added more than 500 jobs in expansion efforts designed to enhance manufacturing flexibility