By Jorge Sánchez, envoy
Celaya, Mexico Sep. 13 (Notimex) .- Honda of Mexico celebrated the 500 thousand Continuously Variable transmission (CVT) number that took place in the complex of Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico; where also other components are manufactured, as well as the pickup truck HR-V and Fit car.
It explained that this process involves 5,294 associates, of whom 75 percent are men and 25 percent are women, who mostly come from the same region and a minimum percentage of states in the north, center and south of the country.
The Japanese company added that some of its managers came from Japan to oversee operations and share information with Mexican engineers.
Honda Mexico president, Hiroshi Shimizu, said that for the moment, the brand does not intend to further expand the complex or production.
He added that there are no immediate plans to bring a hybrid vehicle back to its range of products in the country because the customer does not demand it and said that the arrival of Korean automakers in the country is not competition, as they have different customers.
The Celaya plant started operations from January 2014, with an investment of 800 million dollars, manufacturing the city car, Fit, in a land of 566 hectares, in which from 2015 began to produce also the HR-V van ; both cars exported to North America, part of Latin America, Asia and Europe.