At Honda Canada, our challenge is to find the best ways to build strong, lasting relationships with our customers, to understand them and meet their needs so that we can move ahead together. We believe deeply in this.
But that's just the bare necessity. We are also committed to making sure every aspect of our corporate activity has a beneficial impact on Canada. These activities range from offering better, more fulfilling jobs to Canadians, helping preserve the world's fragile environment, and ensuring strong community leadership, to giving our Canadian customers products that meet or exceed their mobility needs.
Fulfilling your desires and respecting the nation's best interest is how Honda Canada has made it this far. And with our continued commitment to Canadians, it's how we will move into the future.
Now you understand what our challenge is, but who or what is Honda Canada? Read on for a sense of our presence in Canada.
It is a Sales Company
Founded in 1969, Honda Canada now ranks as one of Canada's five largest Automobile Manufacturers, the largest retailer of Motorcycles and ATVs and one of the largest Power Equipment/Marine companies in Canada.
It is a Manufacturing Company
2005 marks Honda's 19th anniversary of manufacturing automobiles in Canada. Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) now has the capacity to produce 390,000 units annually at its 2 manufacturing plants located in Alliston, Ontario. HCM production serves not only the Canadian market, but is also exported to the United States, Japan and 10 other countries.
It is a Canadian Consumer
Working with over 50 Canadian suppliers located in Canada, Honda of Canada Mfg. has purchased over $5 billion in parts and materials from Canadian sources. Canadian purchases continue to escalate with Honda's sustained growth in Canada.
It is a Finance Company
Founded in 1987, Honda Canada Finance Inc. provides wholesale financing to Honda dealers as well as retail and lease financing to consumers of Honda products. These services are available for Honda and Acura automobiles, as well as on motorcycles, ATVs, marine products and selected used Honda and Acura automobiles.
It is an Environmentally Friendly Company
Honda manufacturing operations in Canada and throughout the world, have made a significant commitment to the environment. Honda of Canada Mfg. has met the strict ISO 14001 international environmental standards, which cover areas including waste disposal, water treatment and energy use. Honda of Canada Mfg. recycles 98% of its waste materials and is the proud recipient of the Recycling Council of Ontario's Award for its comprehensive waste reduction and recycling programs.