Honda’s Celaya plant out of action until mid-November - Unofficial Honda FIT Forums

Go Back  Unofficial Honda FIT Forums > The Honda Fit and Jazz Forums > General Fit Talk
Reload this Page >

Honda’s Celaya plant out of action until mid-November

General Fit Talk General Discussion on the Honda Fit/Jazz.
Sponsored By:
Sponsored By:

Honda’s Celaya plant out of action until mid-November

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 08-09-2018, 07:14 AM
Member
5 Year Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 73
Honda’s Celaya plant out of action until mid-November

Damage caused by the flooding of Honda’s car assembly and engine plant in Celaya, Mexico, which happened at the end of June this year, has forced the carmaker to suspend production there until November. The company said that expert teams had completed an investigation of the damage to the tooling and equipment at the plant and repairs would take until then.

Celaya is the only Honda plant making the Fit, meaning no Fit models will be made until mid-November

“Our commitment is always to provide our customers with high quality products and production will not resume in Celaya until we can ensure the highest levels of quality for all parts and products,” said the company in a statement.

Celaya is currently the only plant making the Honda Fit, which means there will be four and half month shortfall in production of that model. Vehicle and component production was stopped at Celaya on June 28. The Celaya plant also makes the HR-V but that vehicle is also being supplied from Honda’s Guadalajara plant in Mexico.

In terms of part production, Celaya was also providing a transmission component for the Honda Insight made at the US plant in Indiana. While Indiana had enough inventory of that component to see it through July, production of that vehicle will be suspended through August, though a spokesperson for Honda North America said that production would begin in September despite the longer shutdown at Celaya because Honda could source the parts from its global manufacturing network, though it would not specify where.

Celaya has an annual production capacity of 200,000 cars and 350,000 transmissions. Honda opened the $800m plant in 2014. Volumes out of the plant are aimed at both the Mexican and US markets, with flexibility built into transport routes north, including rail and ocean.

https://automotivelogistics.media/ne...jemlogistics_h
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-09-2018, 01:56 PM
kenchan's Avatar
Official Fit Blogger of FitFreak
5 Year Member
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OG Club
Posts: 19,353
yah old news. karma
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-09-2018, 02:48 PM
GAFIT's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cleveland, GA
Posts: 2,865
I bet Honda would undue the decision to open that plant if they had a time machine.
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-09-2018, 03:28 PM
kenchan's Avatar
Official Fit Blogger of FitFreak
5 Year Member
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OG Club
Posts: 19,353
completely agree. honda has made some awful decisions the last 15-20 yrs.
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-10-2018, 01:05 PM
fitchet's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,608
I don't agree...

While the Celaya plant certainly seems cursed in terms of setbacks and issues since it's start up. I in no way think expanding your manufacturing to a new plant in Mexico, supporting North American supply is in any way a mistake. It simply isn't.
Honda will work it out. The plant will reopen. And it's production will make Honda a stronger company.
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-10-2018, 01:17 PM
GAFIT's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cleveland, GA
Posts: 2,865
I don't know if it's related (I think it is), but Honda has slipped to #9 in reliability and Acura has slipped to 17. Not good! Meanwhile Kia and Hyundai are now above Honda.

Look at this list and you'll find that the cars ranked higher than Honda are not manufactured in Mexico.
https://www.businessinsider.com/most...18-2#3-buick-3

It's only circumstantial evidence, but it's interesting to see the Korean's gaining reliability (and opening US plants) at the same time Honda is loosing reliability and opening plants in Mexico.
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-10-2018, 01:57 PM
kenchan's Avatar
Official Fit Blogger of FitFreak
5 Year Member
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OG Club
Posts: 19,353
honda let local engineers try to expand their own market and ended up with crappy cars such as for example da last gen civic. honda basically reorganized and dialed back at da freedom of locals and let more da j team intervene in da development and came up with the current civic and crv and other hit products. so dey are on da right track now, but da dark cloud of last decade or so still hangs over deir heads.
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-10-2018, 02:19 PM
ashchuckton's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Here & now
Posts: 549
No so sure about the last Gen Civic being a bad car. My sister had one that she put 240,000 miles on without a failure. Just routine maintenance & replacing normal wear items. She bought another Civic & I expect it will be just as good.

I'd rather Honda built the Fit & HRV in the US, but I don't see Mexico being the problem. Wish they'd drop that 1.5 turbo in the HRV.
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-11-2018, 09:39 AM
fitchet's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,608
Originally Posted by GAFIT View Post
I don't know if it's related (I think it is), but Honda has slipped to #9 in reliability and Acura has slipped to 17. Not good! Meanwhile Kia and Hyundai are now above Honda.

Look at this list and you'll find that the cars ranked higher than Honda are not manufactured in Mexico.
https://www.businessinsider.com/most...18-2#3-buick-3

It's only circumstantial evidence, but it's interesting to see the Korean's gaining reliability (and opening US plants) at the same time Honda is loosing reliability and opening plants in Mexico.
Whether Honda needs to double down on a renewed commitment to quality is a different debate and issue.
My point being opening another production plant in Mexico is not a bad idea, or bad thing for Honda. North American production, in North America, helps Honda stay competitive with Toyota, KIA, Hyundai.

I also personally believe that good quality products can be built anywhere. Plants can have issues, start up problems, and quality control challenges, but that all can be overcome. I don't default to "Mexico" as being a bad place for a vehicle to be built.
I fully expect the plant to reopen. And I would expect Honda will produce quality vehicles from that site.
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-11-2018, 12:44 PM
kenchan's Avatar
Official Fit Blogger of FitFreak
5 Year Member
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OG Club
Posts: 19,353
ash da last gen civic didn’t even feel or drive like a honda. it was horrible..! when my pos GK went in for multiple warranty repair for like a week, da dealer gave us a loaner civic and omg it was horrible! was so bad i wanted to just walk home instead.
 
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-11-2018, 03:05 PM
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,017
It's really not working out well for them so far.

Where is the new Insight built? (=Civic Hybrid cough cough)

Only Honda I would consider today is the Accord. Or anything screwed together in Japan. Shifting mental loyalty to Subaru. Lower end Hondas are too small for me, the big trucks far too boring, Acura hasn't had any excitement in years and generally quality has ticked down. Civic Type R is an engineering beast but complete overkill for me.
 
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old Today, 08:09 AM
ashchuckton's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Here & now
Posts: 549
Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
ash da last gen civic didn’t even feel or drive like a honda. it was horrible..! when my pos GK went in for multiple warranty repair for like a week, da dealer gave us a loaner civic and omg it was horrible! was so bad i wanted to just walk home instead.
Ken - I'm not saying her car was a fun ride, it wasn't. It was a transportation appliance nothing more nothing less. For my sister it was a great car. Cars are nothing more than an appliance for her as they are for many thousands of other people. That is who Honda built that car for. It was not meant to be an enthusiast car just a transport pod.

If I want an enthusiast car I won't be shopping Honda's. Yes the Si & CTR are there, but I'm not into their Atomic Tokyo styling especially on the CTR.
 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old Today, 07:37 PM
kenchan's Avatar
Official Fit Blogger of FitFreak
5 Year Member
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OG Club
Posts: 19,353
Originally Posted by ashchuckton View Post
Ken - I'm not saying her car was a fun ride, it wasn't. It was a transportation appliance nothing more nothing less. For my sister it was a great car. Cars are nothing more than an appliance for her as they are for many thousands of other people. That is who Honda built that car for. It was not meant to be an enthusiast car just a transport pod.

If I want an enthusiast car I won't be shopping Honda's. Yes the Si & CTR are there, but I'm not into their Atomic Tokyo styling especially on the CTR.
ash i agree with da above. Si was meh to me when i tried it last month. i mean dealer even let me drive a lightly used 2017 one hard.. like tire squealing launches and at the limit turns and all.. it wasnt bad but has no soul.. and slow when pushed. CTR shouldve come SH-AWD for street and with less faux vents.
 
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Fit8175
3rd Generation (2015+)
4
01-25-2016 11:01 PM
ADVphotography
3rd Generation (2015+)
13
10-27-2014 08:34 PM
saiko
Fit Engine Modifications, Motor Swaps, ECU Tuning
8
01-28-2008 03:07 AM
pahondadealer
General Fit Talk
6
07-03-2006 09:03 AM
fm2n
General Fit Talk
16
07-02-2006 12:24 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread