Honda R&D Americas Announces Expansion in Raymond, Ohio


Investment Grows Honda’s Second-Largest R&D Center Worldwide

RAYMOND, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Honda R&D Americas, Inc. and JobsOhio today announced a grant
partnership supporting and promoting a growing, high-tech workforce at
Honda R&D Americas’ Ohio Center, including the addition of 175 new jobs.
Associates at the Raymond, Ohio, R&D center – Honda’s second-largest R&D
center in the world – are responsible for creating the advanced
technologies and automobile and powersports products that bring new
value to Honda and Acura customers in North America and global markets.

Honda R&D Americas is advancing its driver-assistive and human interface
systems to support Honda’s vision of contributing to a collision-free
society. In October, in Marysville, Ohio, Honda demonstrated its “Smart
Intersection” technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication
designed to help reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections, one
of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

“We’ve been building our team of innovative Honda engineers in Ohio for
more than 30 years,” said Frank Paluch, president of Honda R&D Americas,
Inc. “As Honda takes on new challenges to meet the future needs of our
customers, we continue to build a next-generation workforce by investing
in our associates, our operations and our communities to promote the
growing, high-tech presence here in Ohio.”

JobsOhio will support the project with a JobsOhio R&D Center Grant, a
JobsOhio Workforce Grant and JobsOhio Talent Acquisition Services.

“Honda R&D Americas’ investment in Ohio is an important step forward in
building the next generation of mobility,” said Kristi Tanner, JobsOhio
senior managing director for automotive. “We are thrilled that Honda is
working on its latest technology here in the Columbus Region, where they
can partner with the likes of Connected Marysville, TRC and 33 Smart
Mobility Corridor.”

Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Operating 12 facilities in the United States, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
(HRA) was incorporated in 1984 after beginning operations in California
in 1975. HRA is responsible for creating advanced products and
technologies that provide new value to Honda and Acura customers. HRA
conducts all phases of product development in the U.S., from market and
technology research and styling through engineering design to prototype
fabrication and testing, local parts procurement and support for mass
production preparation.

With major facilities in Ohio, California, and North Carolina, HRA is
engaged in the development and testing of Honda and Acura automobiles,
Honda powersports and power equipment products, and is also playing a
lead role in the development of leading-edge safety, driver assistive
and environmental technologies. Learn more at http://www.hondaresearch.com/

JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive
job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business
attraction, retention and expansion efforts. JobsOhio works with six
regional partners across Ohio:
Partnership for Economic Growth
, Columbus
, Dayton
Development Coalition
, Regional
Growth Partnership
and Team
. Learn more at www.jobs-ohio.com.
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Matt Englehart, JobsOhio
(614) 300-1152


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