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    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. history, company profile (overview) and history video

       Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (本田技研工業株式会社) is a Japanese conglomerate corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


       Honda Motor was founded in 1948 by the co-founders Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa. It started as a bicycle auxiliary engine manufacturer in a small factory in Hamamatsu.

       In 1959, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda’s first overseas subsidiary, was established in Los Angeles.

       In 1962, Honda began its first overseas production in Belgium.

       In 1981, Honda developed the world’s first car navigation system.

       In 1982, Honda became the first Japanese manufacturer to produce vehicles in North America.

       In 1986, the company began research of compact aircraft and aircraft jet engines.

       In 2000, Honda announced ASIMO, the humanoid robot.

       In 2002, FCX became the first vehicle to receive U.S. government certification as a fuel cell vehicle.

       In 2015, HondaJet deliveries began.

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       In 2016, Honda announced Clarity Fuel Cell.

       In 2020, the new electric vehicle “Honda e” was launched.


       The company operates through the following business segments: Automobile, Acura autos Powersports (Motorcycles), Power Equipment, Engines, Marine, HondaJet, and Robotics.


       The Automobile segment covers cars, SUVs & crossovers, minivans & trucks, and electrified.


       The Acura autos segment involves luxury sedans and SUVs.


       The Powersports segment provides motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, and SxS.

    Power Equipment

       The Power Equipment segment comprises generators, lawn & robotic mowers, pumps, tillers, trimmers, snow blowers, and others.


       The Engines segment covers small engine models, manuals, parts, and resources.


       The Marine segment involves outboard motors, parts, accessories, propellers, and financing.


       The HondaJet segment covers jet aircraft and jet engines.


       The Robotics segment engages in research and development of ASIMO Humanoid Robot, as well as products dedicated to personal mobility, stride management assist (walking assist), and bodyweight support assist.

       Some of the company’s most important divisions and subsidiaries are: Acura, Honda Aircraft Company, Honda Automobiles, Honda Motorcycles, Honda Airways, Honda Racing, GE Honda Aero Engines, Mobilityland, and others.

       With more than 215 000 employees, Honda Motor Co. is considered one of the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturers, one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers, and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of internal combustion engines measured by volume. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the World’s Most Valuable Brands, one of the Most Regarded Companies, and one of the Largest Public Companies in the World.

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