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Honda's Newest Website Launched as Resource for Public Policy Audiences
The Honda Government Relations office today launched a new website to provide the latest information about the company’s investment in America and efforts to enhance fuel efficiency, develop advanced safety technologies, and deliver top-level quality to customers.
HondaInAmerica.com was developed to be a resource for policymakers, regulators and media at the federal, state and local levels. Comprehensive data is now available online about the company’s employment, manufacturing, and purchasing history in America. Seven investment sections – Manufacturing, Employment, R&D, Parts & Suppliers, Environment, Safety and Communities – detail Honda’s U.S. operations through charts, tables and videos.
“For more than 20 years, Honda Government Relations produced a comprehensive data book that became a valuable resource to congressional and agency staff, and automotive and policy media,” said Edward B. Cohen, Vice President of Government & Industry Relations for Honda North America, Inc. “We now offer our audiences the same valuable information through a site that both extends our reach and is more environmentally sustainable.”
To demonstrate Honda’s presence in all 50 states, the website also features a U.S. Investment Map, plotting Honda facility, dealership and supplier locations on a state-by-state level and listing capital investment, total direct and indirect employment and philanthropic activities.
HondaInAmerica.com includes a Honda Video section covering a range of relevant topics including innovative technologies, alternative fuel vehicles, community outreach and advanced safety capabilities. Other features include a News and Views section for users to access Honda news releases, opinion pieces, issue briefs and articles in real-time.
“We are very proud to tell the story of our company’s 50 year history in America. By demonstrating Honda’s commitment to the U.S. through building products here, employing Americans in all 50 states, purchasing from local suppliers, and engaging in U.S.-based R&D, we can help lawmakers understand the economic and societal impact we have on their state and district.” said Cohen.
Data found at HondaInAmerica.com:
- 87 percent of Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2010 were made in North America, the highest percentage of any international automaker.
- With 11 R&D facilities in the U.S. today, Honda has more than any international auto manufacturer.
- Honda purchased over $90 billion in U.S. parts and materials in the past five years.
- Honda operates nine manufacturing facilities in the U.S., producing 955,000 automobiles, 1.04 million vehicle engines, 933,000 general-purpose engines, 863,000 transmissions, 342,000 power equipment, and 84,000 all-terrain vehicles
- Honda has had no layoffs in more than 50 years of operations in the U.S.
Visit HondaInAmerica.com for more information!
Honda began operations in the U.S. in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda's first overseas subsidiary. As a company devoted to the advancement of human mobility, Honda's innovative research and development efforts during the past decade have yielded such diverse outcomes as humanoid robotics, walking assist devices, HondaJet, fuel cell electric vehicle technology, thin film solar cells, increased rice crop yields and functional nano-materials – in addition to the design and development of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment products. Based on its belief in the value of technology to address the needs of society, it is Honda's mission to develop products that anticipate and satisfy the evolving needs of its customers while meeting society's demand for cleaner, safer, more efficient and sustainable means of transportation and human mobility.
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