Honda Power Equipment Produces 20 Millionth Power Product in the United States

A Honda lawnmower that rolled off the assembly line today in Swepsonville, North Carolina, is more than just an exceptional lawn care machine that will serve a consumer for years to come. It also is the 20 millionth product to be manufactured by Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing, Inc., (HPE), a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The lawnmower - a Honda HRR216K5VXAA - joins an array of engines, tillers, and generators that have been produced at the HPE manufacturing facility in Swepsonville.

"Honda Power Equipment has evolved into the world's largest engine manufacturer and one of the leading global outdoor power equipment product suppliers," said Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing vice president, Robert Whitehead. "Our associates today produce more than 60 models of power equipment products, 37 models of general-purpose engines and the industry's widest variety of four-stroke outboard engines."

At the heart of Honda's power products business is the organization's long-standing commitment to engine development and technology. Honda is the world's largest manufacturer of engines, producing and marketing nearly 22 million units globally for automotive, motorcycle, marine, and power equipment products each year. All Honda engines feature clean, fuel-efficient, four-stroke overhead valve designs that are optimal for multiple power applications.

"We achieved this significant manufacturing milestone by continually designing and building equipment that exceeds consumer expectation while adhering to the Honda corporate expectation of environmental responsibility," said Whitehead. "This accomplishment demonstrates that customers value technological and environmental innovation, and Honda remains committed to both."

Although Honda Power Equipment products are produced at 11 Honda manufacturing facilities worldwide, a large percentage of Honda power products are produced at the HPE facility in Swepsonville, which opened in August 1984.

HPE produces general-purpose engines, walk-behind lawn mowers, snow blowers, string trimmers, water pumps and tillers. Annually, HPE has a manufacturing capacity of approximately two million units for both retail and commercial uses.

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Editor's Note:

Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., manufactures and markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawnmowers, pumps, snowblowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by environmentally advanced 4-stroke engines.

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