“Building 25 million engines is not just a major production milestone, but symbolic of the passion and commitment invested by our associates, past and present, to satisfy 25 million customers,” Paul Dentinger, plant manager, said in Honda’s statement. “We continue to invest in our plant and our people to build a new generation of Honda engine products for customers here and around the world.”
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The 25 millionth engine, produced on production line 4, was a 1.5-liter turbo that will be installed in an 2018 Accord, assembled 45 miles to the east at the Marysville Auto Plant.
The engine plant also makes the turbo engine in the Civic Type-R built in the United Kingdom, which the automaker says is the the most powerful engine ever offered in a Honda production vehicle in the United States.
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The Anna facility supplies engines and components for 14 Honda and Acura products assembled in Ohio, Indiana, Alabama, Canada and other locations.
At the current production rate of 1.18 million engines annually, it will take only 21 years for Anna to build another 25 million engines, the automaker said.
Honda has some 13,000 employees at facilities across West Central Ohio, including a Troy-area distribution center.