A Honda lawnmower that rolled off the assembly line recently in Swepsonville, N.C., was the 20 millionth product to be manufactured by Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing, a division of American Honda Motor Co.
The lawnmower – a Honda HRR216K5VXAA – joins an array of engines, tillers, and generators that have been produced at the HPE manufacturing facility in Swepsonville.
"We achieved this significant manufacturing milestone by continually designing and building equipment that exceeds consumer expectation while adhering to the Honda corporate expectation of environmental responsibility," said Robert Whitehead, Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing vice president. "This accomplishment demonstrates that customers value technological and environmental innovation, and Honda remains committed to both."
Although Honda Power Equipment products are produced at 11 Honda manufacturing facilities worldwide, a large percentage of Honda power products are produced at the HPE facility in Swepsonville, which opened in August 1984.
HPE produces general-purpose engines, walk-behind lawn mowers, snowblowers, string trimmers, water pumps and tillers. Annually, HPE has a manufacturing capacity of approximately two million units for both retail and commercial uses.
Honda Power Equipment manufactures and markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawnmowers, pumps, snowblowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by environmentally advanced 4-stroke engines.