Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company
The plant is located in Wuhan, in the central province of Hubei. The current facility is 50,000 square metres and employs 930 workers. The new expansion in 2008 will increase the plant size to 181,000 square metres and total work force of 2,800.
The 50-50 joint venture was established in 2003 for US$ 98 million in capital. It established various stages of manufacturing in China:
- engine production
- vehicle testing
Another plant in Guangzhou, Guangdong province is operated by Honda Automobile (China) Company, which is a separate joint-venture (55% Honda, 25% Guangzhou Auto Group, 10% Honda Motor China Investments, and 10% Dongfeng Motor Group), and produces 240,000 vehicles annually, primarily for export.
A further investment would allow for production increase to approximately 120,000 vehicles by early 2006 (up from the current 30,000). The cost of this expansion is pegged at 2.8 billion yuan or US$ 340 million.
The Dongfeng plant manufactures the two versions of the Honda CRV SUV:
- 2.0 and 2.4
These vehicles and imports are available at 44 dealers across China.
- Dongfeng Honda Auto Company Official site
- Dongfeng-Honda automobile joint venture announces bigger annual production capacity