Honda of Mexico’s CVT Transmission Plant of the manufacturing complex in Celaya, Guanajuato, has produced its one millionth unit on March 20. This took less than four years since the plant started manufacturing operations in July 2015.
The Transmission Plant is part of the manufacturing complex that the company has in Celaya; its construction began in 2013 with an additional $470 million investment to the new car manufacturing plant that was already under construction on the site. This plant started operating in July 2015 and is a key part of operations in Mexico, since it provides CVT transmissions not only for vehicles manufactured in Mexico, but also for several plants in the US, EU and Canada. It has an area of more than 65,000 square meters and more than 1,000 highly trained associates work there to produce with high quality this precise piece of engineering that is key to the performance and efficiency of vehicles.
“For Honda de México it is a great pride to achieve another important milestone in our global operations, as we have a good acceptance of the products manufactured in our plant and meet all the quality and engineering standards that Honda established for its global operations,” said Kazuhiro Takizawa, president of Honda of Mexico. “At this moment, I want to thank all our partners of the Celaya Transmission Plant for their effort and commitment in the manufacture of this key component for the good performance, handling and reliability of many of our vehicles.” This demonstrates once again the great quality of the Mexican workforce that we are very proud to train continuously, thanks to everyone for their great work!”
Currently, there are two types of CVT transmissions in the plant, one that is used with 1.5-liter displacement motors and installed in Fit and HR-V, and another for engines with greater displacement that is currently used for the Civic with engine of 2.0 liters.