American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Troy, Ohio) recently broke ground on a Midwestern consolidation center in Troy, Ohio. The $89-million investment will expand the company's U.S. parts distribution operations in the region. Employing 110 people, the hub will replenish American Honda's nine other distribution centers in the United States.
Honda's capital investment at the new 58-acre Troy center will include investments of $64 million in personal property and $25 million in construction. In addition to the domestic parts supplier distribution hub, the center will also house a procurement operations support office.
"The new Midwest consolidation center is a vital part of American Honda's belief in providing the highest level of service to our valued customers," said James Roach, senior vice president of American Honda's Parts Division. "The consolidation center's central location to Honda's other parts distribution centers will enable the company to further enhance its timely distribution, inventory management, deployment and logistics practices."
The 530,000-sq.-ft. facility will be located next to American Honda's current parts distribution center, which has been operating in Troy since 1986. Construction is expected to be complete by Fall 2007. As part of the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the new Troy distribution center will be designed and constructed utilizing environmentally friendly products and materials. American Honda said it will work with the U.S. Green Building Council to earn the organization's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Source: American Honda Motor Co.