|BANGKOK, Thailand, October 16, 2007–Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Thai Honda), a Honda subsidiary that manufactures motorcycles, power products, and various components in Thailand, marked the 10 million unit milestone in power product production in early October.
Established in 1965 as Honda's first production facility in Thailand, Thai Honda began power products production in 1987. In addition to general-purpose engines, Thai Honda manufactures other power products including water pumps and trimmers and currently has an annual production capacity of approximately 2.1 million units. Thai Honda achieved this 10 million milestone only 3 years and 2 months after achieving the 5 million milestone in August 2004.
Power products manufactured by Thai Honda have been exported worldwide including not only within the Asia Oceania region, but also to Europe, the U.S., and Japan and gained worldwide acclaim for their performance and quality. Further, Thai Honda also manufactures general-purpose engines which comply with CARB (California Air Resources Board) Tier III regulations — the
most stringent emission regulation in the world.
Honda’s power products are being used in a wide range of areas such as agriculture, civil engineering, household needs, and recreation. Responding to increasingly diversifying customer needs, Honda will continue providing a broad range of power products which are useful in people’s lives while providing excellent environmental and safety performance.
< Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. >
||Toshio Kawatsu, President
||150 million baht
||83% Honda group companies
||Production of motorcycles, power products and components
||Approximately 5,000 associates
||1.5 million motorcycles per year
2.1 million power products per year