One Millionth Honda Civic
Yet another production milestone for Swindon car giant
It was a momentous day for Honda workers today, as they revved to success with the millionth Civic rolling off the production line.
The red Civic Type R was met with applause from the very people who have helped make it happen. Some of whom were there when the first Civic model was built in Swindon in 1994.
One in a million:
Honda staff celebrate as Civic production in Swindon
the six-figure mark
The achievements of the worldwide car manufacturer has driven industry at the Swindon plant, which is home to the highly successful Civic and the CR-V 4x4.
The new Civic is uniquely built in Swindon, with almost 250,000 cars coming off the production line every year. It should come as no surprise then that the plant has become the centre of the Japanese firm's European operation.
When the first Honda car was built in Japan just after the Second World War, no-one could've predicted the company's astronomical worldwide success.
But over 60 years later, and on the other side of the world, the manufacturer has brought nothing but good things to the town, with employment at the plant currently standing at 5,000.
Honda's total investment in Swindon since 1985, when the factory first opened, now stands at £1.38 billion.
There will be cause for another sizeable celebration early next year, with Honda's two millionth vehicle expected to roll off the line.
Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd - Production Milestones
||Pre-Delivery Inspection begins
||Engine Plant production begins
||Car manufacturing begins in Car Plant 1 - Accord model
||Civic production begins
||10th Anniversary of Operation
1 million engines
1/4 million Civics
1/2 million cars
10th anniversary of engine production
1/4 million Accords
||CR-V production begins
Car Plant 2 begins production
Civic 3-Door production starts
Civic Type-R exported to Japan
10th anniversary of car production
Press Facility Expansion
End of Accord production
CR-V exported to North America
1 million cars
1.5 million engines
1/4 million Cr-Vs
15th Anniversary of engine production
2 million Engines produced
3/4 million Civics
Diesel engine assembly begins
1.5 million car produced
20th anniversary of Operation
1/2 million Cr-Vs
'07 Civic Type-R production begins
Plant 2 Two shift operation begins
Civic Type-R exported to Australia
1 million Civics