By CRM Staff
Toronto, Ontario – March 11, 2019 – Honda Canada celebrated 50 years today with a commemorative ceremony at the company’s head office near Toronto.
Among those in attendance for today’s event included Toshiaki Mikoshiba, chairman and CEO of Honda North America, and Dave Gardner, president, and CEO of Honda Canada.
During their 50-year existence, Honda Canada has sold more than four million vehicles and became the first Japenese automaker to build vehicles in Canada. Today’s ceremonies launched a full year of anniversary activities designed to celebrate the milestone with customers, dealers, associates, and partners.
Honda Canada has grown substantially since its humble beginnings as a small network of motorcycle and power equipment dealers. With nearly 19,000 associates employed across the country in manufacturing, sales offices and dealerships; Honda Canada is currently a national network of more than 600 auto, motorcycle and power equipment dealers. The company also serves as a major Canadian auto manufacturer, building the Honda CR-V and the Honda Civic.
Through the Honda Canada Foundation, the manufacturer has committed to giving back to communities across Canada, contributing more than $2-million to local charities each year."Honda planted roots in Canada with a vision of contributing to Canadian society. We are proud of our associates, dealers, partners, and suppliers, who have played an important part in our growth and have helped improve the communities where we live and work," said Dave Gardner, president & CEO, Honda Canada. "We'd also like to thank the millions of Canadians who are loyal members of the Honda family. We look forward to growing with you for the next 50 years."