Honda is a multinational Japanese automaker. Its headquarter is in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1946 by Soichiro Honda. He founded the Eastern Sea Precision Machine Company in 1937. The company made piston rings working out of the Art Shokai garage. It won a contract to supply these parts to Toyota. But one of its plants was destroyed during wartime in 1944. Anther plant collapsed in the Mikawa earthquake on 13 January 1945. Soichiro Honda sold the remains of the corporation and used the money to establish the Honda Technical Research Institute in October 1946. The company produces a variety of products, such as automobiles, motorcycles, robots, and auto parts like engines. Honda reached a production of 400 million by the end of 2019 and produces more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year.
The first automobile from the automaker was the T360 mini pick-up truck. It was unveiled in August 1963. The second one was the S500. It followed the previous car in October 1963. In the following decades, Honda managed to expand its market and product line. It exports to numerous countries around the globe. It launched its luxury brand, Acura, to the American market in 1986. It was the first luxury division established by a Japanese automobile manufacturer. And in its first few years, it outsold many established brands in the US for its high quality, attractive appearance, and advanced parts.