VIENNA – Honda Motor Co. Ltd. plans to increase significantly sourcing of components from countries outside of Western Europe for its U.K. operations. Currently the turnover share for components purchased in Central and Eastern Europe is about 8%, says Ali Alptekin, division manager-purchasing for Honda of the U.K. Mfg. Ltd. Honda to increase non-Western European sourcing for U.K.-built vehicles. For new models, which will reach the market in 2006, the share of East European ...

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