Honda invests £200m in Swindon plant for global production of Civic
The funds will be used for new, advanced production technologies and processes and will see the new Civic be produced for the European market as well as being exported to key global markets. The changes will also see production of the next generation CR-V move to Honda of Canada Manufacturing (HCM), in Ontario with CR-V to be imported to Europe.
“By establishing HUM as a global production facility for the Civic five door, Honda is demonstrating its long-term commitment to manufacturing in the UK and Europe.
“This announcement sends a clear message to our Associates and suppliers of the strategic importance that Honda Motor Company places on producing cars at our plant in Swindon, UK” said Toshiaki Mikoshiba, COO and President of Honda Motor Europe. “We will continue to provide high quality products to meet the expectations of our European customers and having just unveiled four new models for the European market, we look forward with renewed optimism and purpose for Honda in Europe.”