Dongfeng Honda

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Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.
Type Private joint venture
Industry Automotive
Founded July 2003 (Wuhan)
Headquarters Wuhan, Hubei, China
Products Automobiles
Parent Dongfeng Motor Corporation (50%)
Honda Motor Company (50%)
Website www.dongfeng-honda.com
Dongfeng Honda
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 东风本田
Traditional Chinese 東風本田
Japanese name
Kanji 東風本田[note 1]
Hiragana とうふうほんだ


Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. (东风本田汽车有限公司) is an automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Wuhan, China and a 50:50 joint-venture between Dongfeng Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company. It currently produces the Honda Civic, Honda CR-V and Honda Spirior for sale in China.

History[edit]

Dongfeng Honda was established in July 2003 with a registered capital of US$200 million.[1] Dongfeng Honda began automobile production in April 2004, with the Honda CR-V sport utility vehicle initially its only product.[1]

In February 2006 Dongfeng Honda completed a 2.8 billion yuan (US$ 340 million) expansion of its production facilities, quadrupling production capacity to 120,000 units.[2]

In May 2008 Dongfeng Honda announced plans to double production capacity to 240,000 vehicles a year, in an investment of 10 billion yen (US$95.5 million).[3][4]


Operations[edit]

Dongfeng Honda has an assembly plant in Wuhan, Hubei. The plant size is around 181,000 square metres and has a total work force of around 2,800.

The plant includes welding, painting and vehicle testing facilities. Dongfeng Honda also has an engine production plant.

Products[edit]

A 2012 model year Honda Civic

Dongfeng Honda currently manufactures the following three vehicles:[5]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Japan the name of the company is usually written as 東風ホンダ, which surges from the combination of the two kanji forming the word "Dongfeng" in Chinese and the katakana for Honda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dongfeng Honda targets double output in 5 years". China.org. 7 April 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Honda Opens New China Factory to Keep Ahead of Toyota". Bloomberg. 19 September 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Honda seeking approval to double China JV capacity". Reuters. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Honda to boost China capacity by 20 pct - Nikkei". Reuters. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Honda's strategic move: Acura-based sporty car". China Daily. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 

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