Honda Motor Company, Ltd. (本田技研工業株式会社 Honda Giken Kōgyō KK?, IPA: [honꜜda] ( listen);  /ˈhɒndə/) (TYO: 7267) is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.
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 surpassed Nissan in 2001 to become the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer.As of August 2008, Honda surpassed Chrysler as the fourth largest automobile manufacturer in the United States.Honda is the sixth largest automobile manufacturer in the world.
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, amongst others. 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, scheduled to be released in 2011. Honda spends about 5% of its revenues into R&D.
Honda Motor Company, Ltd. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki-gaisha 本田技研工業株式会社
TypePublic company
(TYO: 7267) & (NYSE: HMC)
Industry
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
Founded24 September 1948
Founder(s)
  • Soichiro Honda
  • Takeo Fujisawa
HeadquartersMinato, Tokyo, Japan
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleTakanobu Ito (President, CEO, & Representative Director)
Products
  • Automobiles
  • Motorcycles
  • Scooters
  • ATVs
  • Electrical Generators
  • Water pumps
  • Lawn and Garden Equipments
  • Tillers
  • Outboard motors
  • Robotics
  • Jets
  • Jet Engines
  • Thin-film solar cells
Revenue US$ 107.82 billion (2011)[1]
Operating income US$ 6.87 billion (2011)[1]
Net income US$ 6.44 billion (2011)[1]
Total assets US$ 139.61 billion (2011)[1]
Total equity US$ 53.69 billion (2011)[1]
Employees179,060 (2011)[2]
Subsidiaries
  • Acura
  • Li Nian
  • Honda Aircraft Company
Websiteworld.honda.com

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