Honda invests $50 million in Ohio transmission plant

Honda Transmission Expansion

Honda has announced that it is continuing its series of recent investment at its manufacturing facilities across the state of Ohio. Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc. will be investing $50 million to increase capacity for the casting of aluminum transmission cases.

This brings Honda’s total new capital investment in the company’s Ohio operations to more than $400 million, and more than $8 billion since the it started manufacturing in the state in 1979.

“This latest investment in Ohio is another example of how we intend to meet the needs of our global customers by implementing advanced technologies in our production operations and in our products,” said Honda Transmission President Yuji Takahashi. “It also demonstrates our commitment to Honda’s Ohio production operations to reduce the environmental impact of our facilities while positioning this facility to compete at the highest levels on a global basis.”

The 75,000 square-foot expansion at Honda’s Russells Point plant will house high-pressure die-casting operations to support the addition of a third transmission assembly line that began construction in December 2010. A new assembly line was announced earlier – together, the two will create more than 100 jobs by 2013.

– By: Omar Rana