Honda of South Carolina Mfg. (HSC) produced its 300,000th side-by-side vehicle, a Pioneer 1000 Deluxe five-seat model, at the Timmonsville plant.
“The production of the 300,000th Honda side-by-side is an important milestone for HSC, as it demonstrates our ability to leverage Honda’s international knowhow and expertise to produce high-quality powersports products in the U.S.,” said Chad Hensley, HSC vice president.
Established in 1998 as an ATV production plant, multipurpose side-by-side production started in 2013 with the Pioneer 700. Production on the Pioneer 500 followed in 2014 and the Pioneer 1000 in 2015, followed by Talon sport side-by-side production beginning in 2018.
In 2019, Honda of South Carolina completed a $45 million upgrade. The upgrade included a 115,000-square-foot expansion, with a new weld area, paint line, automated guided carriers, lift assist devices and improved production efficiency. The project also added 250 jobs, bringing the current total employment at HSC to 1,400 associates.
In addition to being the exclusive producer of Honda side-by-sides, HSC has also produced more than 3 million ATVs.