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No. 1-1, Minami-Aoyama 2-chome

Minato-ku

Tokyo, 107-8556

Japan

Phone: 81 3 3423 1111

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and distributes motorcycles, automobiles, power products and others worldwide. The company also provides financial services to customers and dealers for the sale of those products. The company’s principal manufacturing facilities are located in Japan, the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, France, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Argentina and Brazil. Segments The company’s business segments are the Motorcycle business operations, Automobile business operations, Financial services business operations, and Power product and other businesses operations. Motorcycle Business This segment produces a range of motorcycles, with engine displacement ranging from the 50cc class to the 1800cc class. The company’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. Its motorcycle line consists of sports (including trial and moto-cross racing), business and commuter models. The company also produces a range of off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side. Automobile Business The company’s vehicles use gasoline engines of three, four or six-cylinder configurations, diesel engines, gasoline-electric hybrid systems and gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid systems. It also offers other alternative fuel-powered vehicles such as ethanol, battery electric and fuel cell vehicles. Principal automobile products Passenger cars: Accord, Accord Hybrid, Amaze, Brio, Brio Amaze, Brio Satya, City, Civic, Civic Tourer, Civic Type R, Crider, CR-Z, Fit/Jazz, Fit/Jazz Hybrid, Freed, Freed Hybrid, Freed Spike, Freed Spike Hybrid, Grace, Grace Hybrid, Greiz, Honda Mobilio, Insight, Jade, Jade Hybrid, Legend Hybrid, Mobilio, Shuttle, Shuttle Hybrid, Spirior, Acura ILX, Acura RLX, Acura TLX Light trucks: BR-V, Crosstour, CR-V, Elysion, Odyssey, Odyssey Hybrid, Pilot, Step WGN, Vezel/HR-V, Vezel Hybrid, XR-V, Acura MDX, Acura RDX Mini vehicles: Acty, N-BOX, N-BOX +, N-BOX Slash, N-ONE, N-WGN, S660, Vamos Financial Services Business This segment offers various 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, with the aim of providing sales support for its products. 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 This segment manufactures various power products, including general-purpose engines, generators, water pumps, lawn mowers, riding mowers, grass cutters, brush cutters, tillers, snow blowers, outboard marine engines, power carriers, sprayers, pressure washers, and cogeneration* units. Marketing and Distribution Majority of the company's products are distributed under the Honda trademarks in Japan and/or in overseas markets. Sales and Service—Japan Sales of the company's motorcycles, automobiles, and power products in Japan are made through different distribution networks comprised primarily of independent retail dealers. Motorcycles are distributed through outlets, including PRO’S shops and Honda Dream authorized dealerships. Automobiles and power products are distributed in Japan through retail dealers. Various small power product engines are also sold to other manufacturers for use in their products. Sales of spare parts and after sales services are mainly provided through retail dealers. Sales and Service—Overseas In fiscal 2016, approximately 98% of the company's overseas sales were made through its principal foreign sales subsidiaries, which distribute its products to local wholesalers and retail dealers. It mainly markets its motorcycles, automobiles and power products through a sales network of independent local dealers. Majority of dealers sell one type of product, but some motorcycle and automobile dealers also sell power products. The largest regional markets for the company's motorcycles, automobiles (the Acura brand) and power products by Honda group unit sales are Asia, North America and North America, respectively. The company provides its overseas operations, joint venture firms, independent distributors and licensees with spare parts and necessary technical information, which they in turn supply to wholesale or retail dealers, either directly or through one or more spare parts distributors. Components and Parts, Raw Materials and Sources of Supply The company manufactures the major components and parts used in its products, including engines, frames and transmissions. Other components and parts, such as shock absorbers, electrical equipment and tires, are purchased from various suppliers. History Honda Motor Co., Ltd. was founded in 1946. The company was incorporated in 1948 under the Commercial Code of Japan as Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha.

 

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