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Honda Canada celebrates 50 years of growth and success

The automotive manufacturer, Honda Canada, has celebrated 50 years of growth and success in the country with a commemorative ceremony at its headquarters near Toronto.

Having sold over 4mn vehicles since commencing business in 1969, the company became the first Japan-based automaker to develop vehicles in Canada.

Celebrating the milestone with customers, associates, partners and dealers, Honda’s ceremony consisted of a full year of anniversary activities.


Having experienced significant growth throughout the years with almost 19,000 associates employed across the country in manufacturing, dealership and sales offices and has over 600 auto, motorcycle and power equipment dealers.

Dave Gardner, President & CEO, Honda Canada Inc commented: “Honda planted roots in Canada with a vision of contributing to Canadian society.  We are proud of our associates, dealers, partners and suppliers, who have played an important part in our growth and have helped improve the communities where we live and work. We'd also like to thank the millions of Canadians who are loyal members of the Honda family.  We look forward to growing with you for the next 50 years.”