Timeline

Throughout its history, Honda has brought smiles to countless people all over the world with its innovative and reliable products. Its achievements are borne of a stubborn determination to make people’s lives better.

1948

  • As successor to Honda Technical Research Institute, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is established on September 24 in Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka Prefecture, with 1 million yen in capital and 34 associates

    September 1948Corporate

  • Noguchi Plant is established at Noguchi-cho, Hamamatsu-city

    February 1948Corporate

1947

  • Yamashita Plant begins production of 2-stroke 50cc A-Type auxiliary bicycle engines, including die-casting of multiple engine components

    November 1947Corporate

1946

  • Soichiro Honda establishes Honda Technical Research Institute in Yamashita-cho, Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka Prefecture, to research and produce manufacturing equipment and internal combustion engines

    October 1946Corporate