Honda Motor Company, Ltd. (Japanese: 本田技研工業株式会社 Hepburn: Honda Giken Kōgyō KK, IPA: [honda] (￼listen); /ˈhɒndə/) is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate
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Honda Motor Company, Ltd. (Japanese: 本田技研工業株式会社 Hepburn: Honda Giken Kōgyō KK, IPA: [honda] (￼listen); /ˈhɒndə/) is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.￼￼
Honda headquarters in Minato, Tokyo
Honda Giken Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha
Public KKTraded asTYO: 7267
TOPIX Core 30 ComponentISINJP3854600008 ￼IndustryConglomerateFoundedHamamatsu, Japan (October 1946, incorporated 24 September 1948; 71 years ago)FounderSoichiro Honda
(President and CEO)Products
lawn and garden equipment
thin-film solar cells
Revenue￼ ¥15.36 trillion (2018)
￼ ¥833.5 billion (2018)
￼ ¥1.05 trillion (2018)Total assets￼ ¥19.34 trillion (2018)Total equity￼ ¥8.23 trillion (2018)Owner
JTSB investment trusts (6.46%)
TMTBJ investment trusts (4.71%)
Meiji Yasuda Life (2.83%)
Tokio Marine (2.35%)
(As of March 2014)
Number of employees
Honda Aircraft Company
American Honda Motor Company
Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Performance Development
Honda Automobile (China) Company (50%)
Guangqi Honda Automobile (50%)
Li Nian (Everus)
Honda Seil Cars India
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India
Dongfeng Honda (50%)
Honda Racing F1
GE Honda Aero Engines (50%)
Honda Canada Inc.
Honda UK ltd.
WebsiteHonda Worldwide: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001. Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world in 2015.
Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Aside from their core automobile and motorcycle businesses, Honda also manufactures garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft and power generators, and other products. Since 1986, Honda has been involved with artificial intelligence/robotics research and released their ASIMO robot in 2000. They have also ventured into aerospace with the establishment of GE Honda Aero Engines in 2004 and the Honda HA-420 HondaJet, which began production in 2012. Honda has three joint-ventures in China: Honda China, Dongfeng Honda, and Guangqi Honda.
In 2013, Honda invested about 5.7% (US$6.8 billion) of its revenues in research and development. Also in 2013, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to be a net exporter from the United States, exporting 108,705 Honda and Acura models, while importing only 88,357.