Honda Motor Co Ltd Opens New Domestic Plant -Nikkei

Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 08:00pm EDT 

Nikkei reported that Honda Motor Co Ltd announced that it has placed a factory in Yorii, Saitama Prefecture, into service, which is its first new domestic plant in 23 years. The facility employs roughly 2,000 and is capable of turning out 250,000 vehicles annually. Workers started assembling Freed minivans there, with production of the next-generation Fit scheduled to begin in autumn 2013. The operation will lift Honda's domestic capacity to 1 million vehicles a year. 

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