The assembly line is often associated with the automotive industry, credited as one of the most important inventions in the past 150 years. Honda is tweaking this method, reinventing the way cars are built. The Honda assembly line is more efficient, more affordable, and more intelligent. Henry Ford could have learned a thing or two from Honda.
According to AutoGuide, this new manufacturing method is making headlines because it is changing up a time-tested method for making cars. The Honda assembly revolution cell, ARC for short, has workers handling more responsibilities along a U-shaped line in teams. Disc-shaped platforms move both workers and components around the “U,” letting them work on multiple stages of vehicle production.
What does this mean for you? Honda is adopting this method because it increases efficiency by 10% and significantly reduces the cost of production. That means Honda models can be more affordable and they can save more energy during the manufacturing process.
This new method is being used on the Civic compact sedan, though Honda seeks to use it for other models in the future. Honda is defining mobility from start to finish, and buyers are benefiting.