"Our Associates are all really
excited to be producing the next generation of Civic here at
Swindon," says Mark Trowbridge, Director of Quality and New
Model at HUM "The next six months will be busy, as we ramp up to
full production following the training and trial builds of the
"The fact that we will be the only
Honda plant in the world producing this hatchback version of the
new Civic, makes us extremely proud of the highly skilled and
dedicated team we have working here in Swindon," Mark continued.
The company's decision to also
produce the next generation CR-V at HUM is a further endorsement
of the high quality produced by Honda's UK based Associates. The
new CR-V will go on sale in Europe from Autumn 2012.
Honda can also confirm that weekly
production at HUM will return to normal levels from early
September, following a period of parts supply interruption and
reduced production levels following the earthquake and tsunami
Parts supply from Japan has
continued to improve significantly and HUM is aiming to recover
volume quickly in order to respond to customer requirements.