Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) celebrated their 10th anniversary manufacturing transmissions. A special ceremony included community residents and Honda employees. HPPG started transmission production in 2006 with 179 associates. Today, the facility supports an annual capacity of 375,000 transmissions with 500 employees.
Transmissions for the Odyssey, Pilot, and Ridgeline are made in the west Georgia facility. The plant has seen rapid growth over the years through a strong workforce.
“We have made great strides during the last decade and our associates have been a driving force for our success here in Tallapoosa,” said Masahiko Kayama, President at HPPG.
HPPG produced its one-millionth transmission on October 4th, 2010. Total cumulative production to date stands at approximately 2.7 million transmissions. Honda has manufactured more than 21 million transmissions in North America since the first automatics were produced in Ohio in 1989.
Honda’s overall investment in North American exceeds $22 billion. The automaker employs more than 40,000 associates in North America between sales, research and development, and manufacturing.
“Our future is bright and we look forward to sharing even more accomplishments with our associates and the local community as we continue to make high quality products for our customers,” Kayama said.
*Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan.