It is with great sadness that Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), announced yesterday in a statement given to the media that the Japanese automaker will stop local production in its manufacturing plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, effective March 2020. This means that the Honda City and BR-V, which are the last of Honda’s locally-assembled models, will now be imported from Thailand from this point onwards.
The Japanese automaker says that in order to meet its customer’s needs in the Philippines for reasonably priced and good quality products, Honda considered efficient allocation and distribution of resources. As such, after consideration of optimization efforts in the production operations in Asia and Oceania region, Honda decided to close the manufacturing operations of HCPI.
HCPI will continue its automobile sales and after-sales service operation in the Philippines, through the utilization of Honda’s Asia and Oceania regional network. The Japanese automaker also says it will continue to provide highly attractive products to its customers in the Philippines and continue contributing to the local society, which has been an ongoing effort for the last 50 years since the Honda brand was established in the Philippines.
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