Honda to double Thai production capacity with second plant

Honda has announced the investment of THB 6.2 billion in a second manufacturing plant in Thailand. This represents Hondas largest single investment in Thailand to date, and will double the companies production operations here to 240,000 units per year.

The plant will be built at the existing Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (HATC) facility in Ayutthya, making it the largest passenger car production facility of any international manufacturer in the ASEAN region.

The decision to invest in Thailand comes soon after the finalisation of the Thai government's Eco-Car policy. Expect the plant to roll out energy-efficient vehicles meeting the Eco-Car requirements when production starts in October 2008.