Honda is public multi-national corporation which is mainly known for production of cars and motorcycles. It was founded in 1946 and incorporated in September 1948. However, there are many other segments of industry. For example, this company makes also makes engines for boats and airplanes, mountain bikes, it has department for robotics, makes solar cells. It is also worth to mention that there is also special department called Honda Aircraft Company and it is expected that this company will finally launch its own airplane called HA-420, after many decades of development.
Honda headquarters and assemblies
Since Honda is global company, it is logical that it has factories and offices all over the world. The Honda’s headquarter is in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The plant are all over the world – China, United States, Pakistan, Canada, England, Japan, Belgium, Brazil, México, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and many other countries. There are also many divisions over the world, especially in big markets like North America or Asia. This company is also known for its joint ventures with Siel Cars and Hero Motorcycles in India, Guangzhou and Dongfeng in China, Boon Siew in Malaysia and Atlas in Pakistan.
The leader of this company from the beginning to 1973 was its founder Soichiro Honda. Since then, there were several people who lead this company. Nowadays, the key people are Fumihiko Ike as chairman and Takanobu Ito who is president and CEO. This company employs over 190.000 people all over the world. Beside long-term financial growth, the business plat for the future includes the advance of environmental technologies, improvement of the manufacturing systems and capabilities and strengthening in emerging markets.
Honda automobiles and motorcycles
The main products of Honda are cars and motorcycles. They are divided in three divisions – Automobiles, Powersports and Acura. Honda Automobiles produces different types of cars for the global market, while Acura is Honda’s luxury line which includes luxury cars mainly designed for North American market. On the other side, Honda Powersports includes motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and PWCs.