Japanese automaker Honda formally resumed operations at its assembly plant in Celaya, Guanajuato, after it was idled for just over four months due to the flood that occurred on June 28.
The 5,200 employees of the facility officially returned to their work stations on November 15 to produce an average of 720 daily units of the HR-V and Fit models.
It’s worth noting that the plant began to run production tests since the last days of October. As a result of these runs, 119 Honda Fit passed all the quality tests and were shipped to dealers across North America for sale.
“We are very happy and enthusiastic about the restart of production at our Celaya plant,” said in a statement Hiroshi Shimizu, president of Honda de Mexico.
“I want to sincerely thank our customers for their loyalty, many of them have been waiting for the 2019 Honda HR-V for more than four months,” said the official.
In addition to the assembly plant, the Celaya complex also manufactures engines for the HR-V crossovers the Honda builds both in that city and the plant located in El Salto, Jalisco.
CVT transmissions are also manufactured at the premises, although such section resumed operations since July 9. This plant produces 350,000 annual units of two types of transmissions.