Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

hondaHonda Motor Co., Ltd. establishment in 1948, has grown to become the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer and one of the leading automakers. Honda develops, manufactures and markets a wide variety of products, ranging from small general-purpose engines and scooters to specialty sports cars, and Honda jets

The company's cars include Honda and the luxury Acura brand, the Insight a gasoline-electric hybrid. Honda's line of motorcycles includes everything from scooters to superbikes. The company's power products division makes commercial and residential use machinery (lawn mowers, snowblowers), portable generators and outboard motors.

North America Operations

 

U.S. Headquarters
U.S. Headquarters

North America Operations

Since the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., in 1959 as Honda's first overseas subsidiary, Honda has invested more than $9 billion in sales, manufacturing and R&D operations in North America. Since the first motorcycle rolled off an assembly line in Ohio in 1979, Honda now has 17 major plants in the region, producing a range of products and components including Honda and Acura cars and light trucks; Honda motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft, lawn mowers; and engines and transmissions.

Nearly 80 percent of the cars and light trucks Honda sells in the U.S. were assembled in North America using domestic and globally sourced parts. Increasingly, many of these products are designed and developed by Honda's R&D operations in America as well as including the Honda Civic Coupe and Civic Si, Element, Pilot and Ridgeline - and the Acura TL and MDX.

Production - Honda will invest approximately $665 million and increase employment by more than 1,900 associates to expand North American automobile, engine and transmission production operations by 2008.

The expansion includes a new U.S. auto plant in Indiana (annual capacity of approximately 200,000 units), a new engine plant in Canada to produce 200,000 4-cylinder engines for Honda's existing auto plant in Canada, and expansion of component production at Honda's engine and transmission plants in Ohio and Georgia.

In 1959 American Honda established itself in the U.S. selling motorcycles out of a small storefront in Los Angeles, Calif.
In 1959 American Honda established itself in the U.S. selling motorcycles out of a small storefront in Los Angeles, Calif.

As a result of this expansion, Honda's automobile production capacity in North America will increase from 1.4 million to 1.6 million units in 2008, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda purchased more than $16 billion in parts and materials from U.S. suppliers for the fiscal year ending March 2006.

Research & Development - For more than thirty years, Honda has steadily expanded the size and scope of its U.S. R&D operations to encompass the full range of research, design and development activities for Honda and Acura automobiles as well as Honda motorcycles and Honda power equipment products. As of 2006, the company operates thirteen R&D facilities in North America with more than 1,300 associates engaged in "complete product creation," creating new products for Honda and Acura from initial concept formulation, to styling design, and complete engineering development.

Honda's Automotive Safety Research Facility in Raymond, Ohio, features one of the world's most sophisticated high-resolution crash barriers and the world's first pitching crash test simulator.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  1919 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
Phone: 310-783-2000  Fax: 310-783-2110
A subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan), American Honda makes Accord, Civic, and Acura cars, and Gold Wing, Shadow, and Valkyrie motorcycles. American Honda's best-selling cars include the Odyssey minivan and the CR-V sport utility vehicle (SUV). American Honda has also rolled out the Insight gas-electric hybrid vehicle. The company, started in 1959 as a small motorcycle store in Los Angeles, has grown to include car, motorcycle, and lawn mower manufacturing plants that export throughout the Americas.

American Honda Finance Corporation
  700 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: 310-781-4100  Fax: 310-781-4142
American Honda Finance. A subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., the lender provides financial services to those buying or leasing Honda and Acura automobiles. Driving American Honda Finance's success is the fact that some 90% of the Japanese automaker's profits are generated in North America.

Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
  24000 Honda Pkwy.
Marysville, OH 43040-9251
Phone: 937-642-5000  Fax: 937-644-6575

Honda of America Manufacturing operates four Ohio plants where Honda automobiles, engines, and motorcycles are manufactured for the North American market. Subsidiary of Honda

Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing, Inc.
  1111 Honda Way
Timmonsville, SC 29161
Phone: 843-346-7545
Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing (HSC), a division of Honda Motor, manufactures eight models of Honda All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) for the North American market

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • Head Office: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    1-1, 2-chome, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku,
    Tokyo 107-8556, Japan.
    Tel: +81-(0)3-3423-1111
  • Established: September 24, 1948
  • President & CEO: Takanobu Ito (as of March 31, 2010)
  • Capital: ¥86 billion (as of March 31, 2010)
  • Sales (Results of fiscal 2010): Consolidated: ¥8,579,174 million / Unconsolidated: ¥2,717,736 million
  • Total number of employees: Consolidated: 176,815 / Unconsolidated: 26,121 (as of March 2010)
  • Consolidated subsidiaries: 390 subsidiaries (as of March 2010)
  • Chief Products: Motorcycles, Automobiles, Power Products, Jet Aircraft