Honda Selects Autocraft AGCS to Support Assembly Automation of the 2018 Accord

May 16, 2017 - "Company News"

Autocraft, an Eckhart Holdings company and leading provider of industrial material handling automation, will supply American Honda Motor Company with Autocraft E3500 Autonomous Guided Carts (AGCs) for material delivery in the company’s Marysville, Ohio assembly plant. 

“We’re excited to continue to grow and strengthen our long-standing relationship with the Honda team and to contribute to the production of the 2018 Accord,” said Daniel Burseth, Autocraft’s General Manager.  “Honda’s Marysville assembly plant is a world-class operation and the Autocraft team is excited for the continuing opportunity to support their automation initiatives.”

Autocraft has a strong track record of success with American Honda Motor Company and was the recipient of a 2016 Honda Performance Excellence Award.  American Honda Motor Company awarded this honor to just 25 suppliers, from a pool of more than 5,000, that provide the equipment and services to support the company’s North America operations.  The Performance Excellence Award recognized Autocraft for exceeding expectations with respect to service, cost, and quality.

The Autocraft E3500 Autonomous Guided Cart has rapidly emerged as the leading AGC for lineside kit delivery and assembly line applications and can be found in dozens of automotive, home appliance, and aerospace manufacturing facilities throughout North America.

American Honda Motor Company produced more than 6 million vehicles, power equipment products, and recreational motor vehicles in the U.S. in 2015.  More than 99% of the Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were assembled by their North American operations.

About Autocraft

Autocraft is a leading provider of advanced material handling and assembly systems for the world’s biggest manufacturers.  Since 1958, Autocraft has partnered with automotive, home appliance, and aerospace customers from its facilities in Michigan.  Autocraft’s business units consist of its market-leading Autonomous Guided Carts (AGCs), Material Carriers, and General Assembly Tooling.  Autocraft employs innovative engineering and lean production principles to deliver safe, effective, and low cost solutions to customers looking to optimize material flow in their operations. 

Autocraft serves a loyal and blue-chip customer base of leading industrial original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) that include Boeing, Honda, John Deere, Toyota, Carrier, Whirlpool, Ford, FCA, and General Motors.  Autocraft is an Eckhart Holdings company.  For additional information, please visit


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