MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Honda Canada Inc. is pleased to
announce that production of power equipment products has now surpassed
100 million units globally.
"Canadians sometimes think of Honda exclusively as an automotive
company," said, Ab Ghaznavi, Manager, Power Equipment & Marine, Honda
Canada. "But as this incredible milestone shows, Honda sells everything
that goes in your garage, from lawnmowers to generators to outboard
engines and more."
Honda's power products business dates back to 1953 when an engine for
agricultural equipment was launched to reduce the manual labor of
farmers. All of Honda's power equipment is based on this original
spirit of utilizing technology to help people.
Since then, Honda has been using its core technology, the engine, to
gradually expand its power products lineup which now includes tillers,
generators, outboard engines, water pumps, lawnmowers, trimmers, and
"We live in a country with diverse landscapes and unpredictable weather
conditions so it is our goal to provide Canadians with a wide-range of
environmentally-responsible, safe and useful products to help them with
all their needs," said Ghaznavi. "This includes Canadian exclusive
products like Honda Generators that feature Cold Climate Technology
specifically designed for continuous running in our cold Canadian
Honda's power equipment products, like its vehicles, must align to the
company's overall environmental commitments. New products include a
compact household gas engine cogeneration unit and a solar power system
which adopts CIGS thin-film solar cells.
In Japan, Honda power products are produced at Kumamoto Factory and
Hosoe Plant at Hamamatsu Factory. In regions outside of Japan, Honda
power products production began in 1984 with the production of
lawnmowers in the U.S. Since then, Honda has been establishing and
increasing the capacity of production plants in Europe and Asia as
well. Today, Honda power products are produced at eleven production
plants in nine countries and are used regularly by people in more than
150 countries around the world, positioning the power products business
as one of the key pillars for Honda's business along with the
motorcycle and automobile businesses.
There are over 300 Honda Power Equipment Dealers located across all
provinces within Canada. For more information on Honda Power Equipment,
please visit http://powerequipment.honda.ca/
SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.
For further information:
Ab Ghaznavi-905-888-8110 x3962
Alen Sadeh - 416-873-8535