Toronto, Ontario — Honda Canada first arrived up north nearly 51 years ago, and the company just marked a significant manufacturing milestone.
In the 34 years since the automaker built its first Canadian plant in Alliston, Ont., Honda has built nine million cars within Canadian borders.
An Accord sedan was the first vehicle to make its way off the Alliston assembly line, but since then the plant has produced nearly a dozen vehicle varieties, from Civics, to Odysseys, to Pilots. The automaker opened a second plant in nearby New Tecumseth in 1998, as well as an engine plant in 2008.
On top of the manufacturing feat, Honda Canada also recently announced that it has sold more than five million cars to Canadians since its debut.
“These milestones not only showcase the success of our products but the dedicated, capability and collaboration of our Honda associates and dealerships across the country,” said Dave Gardner, president and CEO of Honda Canada. “We are very proud of how we’ve grown, how we’ve invested in Canada and the fact that so many Canadians are part of the Honda family. I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to our success and I’m looking forward to our bright future here in Canada.”