Profile: Honda Motor Co Ltd (HMC.N)
24 Jun 2016
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda), incorporated on September 24, 1948, develops, produces and manufactures a range of motor products, ranging from small general-purpose engines and scooters to specialty sports cars. The Company has four segments: motorcycle business, automobile business, financial services business, and power product and other businesses. Honda conducts its operations in Japan and around the world, including North America, Europe and Asia. Motorcycles are distributed through approximately 5,900 outlets.
The Company produces a range of motorcycles, with engine displacement ranging from the 50 cubic centimeters class to the 1,800 cubic centimeters class. Honda's motorcycles use internal combustion engines developed by Honda that are air- or water-cooled, four-cycle, and are in single, two, four or six-cylinder configurations. Honda's motorcycle line consists of sports (including trial and moto-cross racing), business and commuter models. Honda also offers all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and multi-utility vehicles (MUVs). Motorcycles are produced by the Company in Japan at the Kumamoto factory. Honda's motorcycles are also produced by subsidiaries in countries around the world, including Thailand, Vietnam, India, Brazil and Argentina.
The Company's automobiles use gasoline engines of three, four or six cylinder, diesel engines, gasoline-electric hybrid systems and gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid systems. Honda also offers alternative fuel-powered vehicles, such as natural gas, ethanol and fuel cell vehicles. Honda's principal automobile products include passenger cars, light trucks and mini vehicles. Its passenger car models include Accord, Accord Hybrid, Amaze, Brio, Brio Amaze, Brio Satya, City, Civic, Civic Tourer, CRIDER, CR-Z, Fit/Jazz, Fit/Jazz Hybrid, Fit Shuttle, Fit Shuttle Hybrid, FREED, FREED Hybrid, FREED SPIKE, FREED SPIKE Hybrid, GRACE Hybrid, Honda MOBILIO, Insight, JADE, JADE Hybrid, LEGEND Hybrid, Spirior, Stream, Acura ILX, Acura RLX and Acura TLX. The Company's light trucks brands include Crosstour, CR-V, Elysion, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Step WGN, VEZEL/HR-V, VEZEL Hybrid, XR-V, Acura MDX and Acura RDX. Its mini vehicles models include Acty, Life, N-BOX, N-BOX +, N-BOX SLASH, N-ONE, N-WGN and Vamos. Automobiles are mainly produced by Honda at two factories located at three sites in Japan: the Saitama Factory at the Sayama Plant and the Yorii Plant, and the Suzuka Factory. The Company's major production sites overseas include those located in Ohio, Alabama and Indiana in the United States; Alliston in Canada; Celaya and El Salto, Mexico, Swindon, the United Kingdom; Ayutthaya, Thailand; Greater Noida and Alwar, India; Karawang, Indonesia, and Sumare, Brazil.
Financial Services Business
Honda offers a range of financial services to its customers and dealers through finance subsidiaries in countries, including Japan, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil and Thailand. The services of these subsidiaries include retail lending, leasing to customers and other financial services, such as wholesale financing to dealers.
Power Product and Other Businesses
Honda manufactures a range of power products, including tillers, portable generators, general-purpose engines, grass cutters, outboard marine engines, water pumps, snow throwers, power carriers, power sprayers, lawn mowers and lawn tractors (riding lawn mowers). Honda offers a compact home-use cogeneration unit.
Honda Motor Co Ltd
MINATO-KU TKY 107-8556
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