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Honda UK’s record production of 193,000 cars in 2004, up nearly 5% on previous years, was all the more remarkable for being achieved while the Swindon factory was being extensively remodelled.

Through the year, East Midlands based Caunton Engineering supplied and erected around 650t of structural steel as part of developments to improve efficiency and increase capacity at the plant.

Caunton Engineering worked with consulting engineer Rolton Services Consultants on a variety of projects involving building or modifying four buildings. Honda assumed project management and main contractor roles.

Caunton’s Contracts Manager Tony Goodman says extension of the paint shop was technically the most challenging aspect of the work. In a bid to maximise floor space, the firm supplied a flat plate floor made of 6m by 2m plates.

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