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Honda R&D Americas Announces Expansion in Raymond, Ohio

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

Thu Dec 06 2018

For Immediate Release:

RAYMOND – 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.”

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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

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: Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth, Columbus 2020, Dayton Development Coalition, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, contact:
Matt Englehart, JobsOhio
(614) 300-1152

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