Honda World Cup | March 31, 2022 “HONDA MALAYSIA REACHES HISTORIC STEP OF 1 MILLION PRODUCTION UNITS”

Malacca, March 30, 2022 – Honda Malaysia (or the Company) today made history with the completion of 1 million production units since the Company began local assembly in 2003 at its manufacturing facility in Pegoh, Melaka. The Company celebrated this milestone with a ceremony marking the launch of the millionth vehicle – the all-new Civic.

Ms. Madoka Chujo, Managing Director and President and CEO of Honda Malaysia, said: “Honda Malaysia has been in the country for 20 years. Since then, we have evolved and recorded significant achievements during this period. In March 2021, we reached the millionth sales unit milestone with all Malaysians. Just one year later, I am now celebrating another milestone with all of you – the millionth production unit; which is the all-new Civic. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all Honda associates and suppliers for their efforts and hard work to ensure the production process and supply chain operations run smoothly even with many challenges ahead, including the COVID-19 pandemic, global chip shortage and recent flooding. incidents. Thanks to their dedication, nurturing spirit and working “Together As One”, we are able to achieve this remarkable milestone of one million production units. »

Ms. Chujo added, “Furthermore, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our dealers, members of the media and Honda customers for your unwavering support of Honda Malaysia. We would also like to thank the Malaysian government for their strong support since the establishment of Honda Malaysia. In addition to this, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Melaka State Government for their continued support of our projects at this Pegoh plant. Huge support from all stakeholders has helped Honda Malaysia to progress and enabled us to achieve the No. 1 position in the non-domestic passenger vehicle segment for eight consecutive years since 2014.”

Honda Malaysia opened its No. 1 line at the Pegoh plant in January 2003. It was built on an area of ​​46,543.00 square meters, with a production capacity of 50,000 cars per year. The first Honda model to roll off the #1 line was the 2nd generation CR-V.

In October 2013, Honda Malaysia rolled out the Jazz Hybrid model in Line No. 2 which sits on a land of 49,190.50 square meters. Line No. 2 had its official opening ceremony in January 2014 and the expansion has further increased the total production capacity of the Pegoh plant to 100,000 units per year, allowing the company to locally assemble seven models to meet growing customer needs. The seven models are the City, all-new City Hatchback, all-new Civic, Accord, BR-V, HR-V and CR-V. To top it off, the manufacturing plant can produce multiple models at the same time thanks to its flexible production capacity.

In striving to produce high-quality Honda cars in the Malaysian market, Honda Malaysia has invested in a range of advanced manufacturing technologies at the Pegoh factory that are on par with Honda factories in Japan. One of Honda Malaysia’s approaches is the application of state-of-the-art manufacturing in the factory, such as Lazer Brazing technology, which creates a smooth, clean roofline for a sleeker exterior appearance. In addition to this, Inner Frame Welding technology is used to improve the stiffness of the car body while spray polyurethane foam reduces noise and vibration for Honda models.

In addition to using advanced manufacturing technology to build cars, Honda Malaysia will continue to expand the application of e:HEV, VTEC Turbocharged, Honda SENSING and Honda CONNECT technology to its model range to exceed customer expectations. as well as to further improve mobility and create a better future, realizing the Joy of Creating. It’s a commitment that all Honda associates are committed to upholding, and this perseverance has spurred the company to pass the one million unit production milestone, making Malaysia one of Honda’s key markets.

Mr. Seiji Kuraishi, Director, Executive Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., said, “With strong support from all stakeholders, Honda has produced more than 124 million automotive units in the world. More than just production units, Honda strives to continually improve its product offering with the introduction of the latest technologies. As a mobility company, we are constantly working to meet challenges, especially in the areas of environment and safety. We have set our 2050 global direction to achieve a carbon-free and collision-free mobile society. This goal drives us in our initiatives to aim for zero environmental impact and zero collisions as we help people develop their own potential in everyday life.

Honda Malaysia emphasizes that the company is committed to providing excellent product offerings to all Malaysians and raising the bar for customer service standards, as well as bringing more excitement to the market.

For more information on Honda Malaysia, please visit www.honda.com.my.

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