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About Suzuka Factory
From the City of Racing to Users of the World:
Suzuka Factory Supplies High Performance Honda Products
Suzuka Factory was established in 1960 as Honda third domestic factory. Models manufactured at the factory include the world's best selling Fit, and the N series mini-vehicles. Suzuka Factory, among Honda's domestic factories, supplies components to Honda's overseas factories in 27 nations, supplementing locally-purchased components and supporting their local production activities. The factory also acts as a "mother plant," providing technical support to Honda's overseas factories.
Produced Products at Suzuka Factory
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
1907 Hirata-cho, Suzuka-shi, Mie Pref. , Japan
About Suzuka Factory Activities
A Production Line with Man and Machine in Perfect Harmony:
Producing High Quality Automobiles from State-of-the-art Facilities and Human Skills
Suzuka Factory utilizes state-of-the-art machinery in all of its processes to manufacture high-quality automobiles. Its efficient, integrated production system covers every stage of manufacturing, from the engine to the finished automobile. Honda's fundamental principle "people-first" is applied throughout, using robots for tasks that are either strenuous (such as handling heavy objects) or demand difficult postures if done by hand, making Suzuka Factory worker-friendly.
Components are unitized in its "Global Standard Line" production line, allowing multiple models to be manufactured on the same line, realizing flexible manufacturing according to market demands.
Suzuka Factory Achievements
Suzuka Factory sets the standard - the "Global Standard Line" - for Honda's production lines worldwide including North America and the United Kingdom.
Productivity and flexibility for each stage of production are of a higher standard, responsive to changes in the market. By spearheading Honda's Green Factory initiative, initial costs for developing new models and extensions have been halved, manufacturing lead-time (from component acquisition to finished vehicle) has been reduced by 30%, 8 models can be handled simultaneously, and CO2 emissions from manufacturing have been reduced by 20%.
Suzuka Factory Social Activities
Social Activities Rooted in the Local Community
Suzuka Factory is involved in various activities, caring for the interaction with the local community.
Since its establishment, Suzuka Factory has "blended in with the community as a local citizen," participating in local activities to ensure smooth operations.
In April 1999, a social activity promotion center was established, marking the beginning of a new endeavor to contribute developing the society with the young generation.
・Factory open to visitors since establishment
・1972: Cleaning activities started
・1973: Blood donation activities started
・1977: "Guardian" forest building began
March 2001: Four Programs for the next generation added, assisted by former Honda associates.
・Environment Wagon: Craft classes using natural material
・Dream Hands: Craft class using recycled cardboard
・Danger Map-making: Filling in traffic hazards on blank map
・Suzuka Handball School: Developing healthy minds and bodies through sports
Activities became established and management was transferred to former Honda employees and staff.
・Forest Preservation Activities
By actively participating in these activities as a corporate citizen, Honda aims to be a company that "society wants to exist."
Children intently learning how to use tools
Creating masterpieces with cardboard
Sharing scary traffic experiences
Suzuka Handball School
Enjoying instruction by adorable athletes
Digging up the beach by ATV to collect garbage, and making it safe to walk barefooted
Forest Preservation Volunteers
Thinning and mowing to protect the water supply
Suzuka Factory's Green Factory Activities
VOC (Water Current Painting)
Solar Power Generation
* The Green Factory Initiative encompasses activities such as improving resource utilization for manufacturing,eradicating waste disposal and toxic materials, and reducing CO2 emissions to industry-leading levels.