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Honda to Strengthen Production System in Japan.

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 Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it will consolidate all motorcycle motorcycle, motor vehicle whose design is based on the bicycle. The German inventor Gottlieb Daimler is generally credited with building the first practical motorcycle in 1885. The motorcycle did not become dependable and popular, however, until after 1900.  production in Japan at its Kumamoto Kumamoto (kmä`mōtō), city (1990 pop. 579,306), capital of Kumamoto prefecture, W Kyushu, Japan. It was an important castle town in the 17th cent.  Factory to strengthen the plant's global leader function for motorcycle production. The move is being made in response to the evolution of product and production engineering and increases in global motorcycle demand. Honda will also strengthen its production system for automatic transmissions (AT) at the Hamamatsu Hamamatsu (hämä`mäts), city (1990 pop. 534,620), Shizuoka prefecture, S central Honshu, Japan.  Factory, as demand continues to increase worldwide.

Honda has been expanding its motorcycle business, with Asia at the center, and the company expects global sales of more than 18 million units by 2010, an increase of more than 5.7 million units compared with 2005 results. In addition, Honda is promoting the evolution of production engineering through expanded application of advanced technology to motorcycles in such areas as the environment and safety. As a result, Honda facilities in Japan play a larger role each year as leaders for production facilities worldwide, in areas such as new model launches and advancing the skills of engineers.

As a result of this key role, Honda plans to gradually shift production of medium to large motorcycles (displacement displacement, in psychology: see defense mechanism.

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 over 250cc) from Hamamatsu Factory to Kumamoto Factory starting in 2008, concentrating technology and expertise at Kumamoto. Toward this end, Honda plans to construct a motorcycle plant on the current Kumamoto Factory site with an annual capacity of 600,000 units.

This step will further enhance the levels of production engineering and new model startup (STARTing UP) "At startup" means when the computer is first turned on or when a program is first loaded. See Startup folder.  technology at Kumamoto Factory, and promote the advancement of the skills of engineers and implementation of advanced technology at Honda production facilities around the world. This will make Kumamoto the global leader factory in the production of motorcycles and ATVs.

As a result of the expansion of its automobile automobile, self-propelled vehicle used for travel on land. The term is commonly applied to a four-wheeled vehicle designed to carry two to six passengers and a limited amount of cargo, as contrasted with a truck, which is designed primarily for the transportation of  business in each region of the world, Honda expects sales of more than 4.5 million automobiles No invention has so transformed the landscape of the United States as the automobile, and no other country has so thoroughly adopted the automobile as its favorite means of transportation.  by 2010, an increase of more than 1.1 million units compared with 2005 results. To handle the expected rise in demand for automatic transmissions and related technical advances, Honda will strengthen the production system at Hamamatsu Factory, the leader factory for AT production. In particular, production capacity will be increased, with major portion of the planned increase produced in-house In-house

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, to respond to growing demand for transmission gears, which require sophisticated production engineering.

More specifically, the current Hamamatsu Factory motorcycle plant will become a transmission gear production plant, with the goal of establishing a highly efficient production system covering all processes, from molding to machining. Further, construction of a new casting plant and renovation of the machining and assembly lines will contribute to an evolution of the AT production system, including parts. Hamamatsu Factory will also enhance its function for transferring the cutting-edge production technology it has developed to Honda production facilities around the world.

Reference: Outline of the Factories (as of September September: see month.  2006)
Kumamoto Factory

Production start:      January 1976
Location:              Ohzu-machi, Kikuchi-gun,
                       Kumamoto Prefecture
Site area :             1,663,000 m2
Production models:     Small/Medium motorcycles
                       Mini-vehicle engines
                       General purpose engines
Production results
 for Fiscal Year 2005: Motorcycles (including ATVs): 389,000 units
                       Mini-vehicle engines: 261,000 units
                       General purpose engines: 909,000 units
Employment:            2,894 associates

Hamamatsu Factory

Production start:      April 1954 (Hosoe Plant: September 2001)
Location:              Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture
Site area :             212,000m2 (Hosoe Plant: 230,000 m2)
Production models:    Medium/large motorcycles
                      Automobile automatic transmissions (AT)
                      Outboard Engines (Hosoe Plant)
Production results
 for Fiscal Year 2005: Motorcycles: 205,000 units
                       Automobile AT: 626,000 units
                       Outboard engines: 84,000 units
Employment:            3,381 associates

About Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.


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:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit

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