TALLAPOOSA, Ga., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) today marked the 10th anniversary of manufacturing transmissions at its west Georgia facility in a celebration that included members of the local community and Honda associates. HPPG started transmission production in 2006 with 179 associates and now has annual capacity to build 375,000 transmissions with more than 500 associates.
Today, HPPG builds transmissions for Honda products including the Odyssey, Pilot, and Ridgeline. The company's cumulative investment is more than $217 million dollars.
"We have made great strides during the last decade and our associates have been a driving force for our success here in Tallapoosa," said Masahiko Kayama, president at HPPG. "Our future is bright and we look forward to sharing even more accomplishments with our associates and the local community as we continue to make high quality products for our customers."
HPPG has expanded rapidly, starting with production of a five-speed transmission when the plant opened in 2006 before investing in innovation in 2012 to produce the six-speed transmissions currently made at the facility.
HPPG produced its one-millionth transmission on October 4, 2010, with total cumulative production now reaching approximately 2.7 million transmissions to date.
Honda has manufactured more than 21 million transmissions in America since starting production of automatic transmissions in Ohio in 1989.
Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 40,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion. Based on its longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer," Honda operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, and the HondaJet advanced light jet.
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