Tom Keighley

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Second shift work begins at Honda Swindon factory

500 new Honda employees have started work on the second shift at the manufacturer’s Car Plant 2 facility in Swindon.

It brings the total number of employees at Honda UK Manufacturing (HUM) Ltd to 3,500 with the production volume forecast to double to 180,000 units in 2012.

HUM Director, Andy Piatek commented, “I am delighted to welcome our new Associates. At HUM we are proud of the skills of our workforce and the quality and reliability of the products we build.”

In addition to the new Civic and the successful Jazz, 2012 will also see the mass production launch of the new European CR-V, and the introduction of a new small diesel engine.

New Honda Associate, Dan Smith, spoke about his excitement at starting work at Honda, “I am really looking forward to building the new Civic here at HUM.

“Over the past few months we have been through all kinds of training and now it’s finally time to get started!”

The move to a two-shift pattern on Line 2 is in response to growing demand for Honda’s new Civic family hatchback.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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