Honda Chooses Ontario Plant
for an $857-Million Investment
Canada's Province of Ontario is partnering with Honda to make the company's Alliston, Ont., plant one of the most innovative in North America, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Nov. 6th. The partnership will support 4,000 highly skilled jobs at the plant and thousands more in the supply chain.
Honda will invest about $857 million over three years in leading-edge technologies for vehicle assembly and engine manufacturing, as well as worker training and research and development partnerships with Ontario universities and colleges. This project will make Honda's Alliston operations a teaching plant for all other Honda facilities worldwide.
"Today, we employ more than 4,000 highly skilled Ontarians in our three plants, have built over 6 million vehicles in this province and our total manufacturing investments in Ontario will now reach nearly $3.9 billion," noted Jerry Chenkin, President and CEO, Honda Canada Inc. "I would like to thank the Government of Ontario for supporting our efforts to innovate and remain competitive in an increasingly aggressive global automotive market."
Ontario will provide a conditional grant of up to $85.7 million for this project. Provincial support helped Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston win out over other Honda plants which were competing to be chosen for this project. The province's investment will help enhance workers' skills and secure the Alliston plant's long-term future.
"Our government is proud to partner with companies that are making the investments in innovation and skills that help us compete globally," said Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario. "The fact that Ontario successfully competed for this project reinforces our position as a global leader in auto manufacturing, and it is a vote of confidence in our province as a great place to do business - now and in the future."