Business Introduction

Parts Business

We procure a variety of parts used in automobiles, motorcycles, and power products from all over the world and supply them to the Honda Group and many other customers. We also use our global network to respond to our customers’ needs on the ground, providing support for their production.
Further, through integrated coordination of services from the planning stage, we provide various services within the supply chain, such as proposals for optimal commercial distribution and appropriate inventory management. In this way, we are able to respond to our customers’ diverse needs, including new business development and business expansion.

Global Network

Global Network

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Our Strengths/Features

Connecting our customers with our global network of commercial distribution and information

Leveraging our network that stretches across the globe, we provide commercial distribution and local information services, providing support on the ground for our customers’ production activities in each country.

Connecting our customers with our global network of commercial distribution and information

Liner shipping services

We are able to deliver parts at appropriate prices by collecting small-lot cargo bound for multiple customers and consolidating them into single liner shipments.

Liner shipping services

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Development proposals for commercial materials

We seek out new, globally competitive suppliers, identify the potential needs of our customers, and propose those new suppliers that meet those needs

Development proposals for commercial materials

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Example of Business Model

JIT (Just-in time) service

Based on our customers’ plans, we forecast demand for each part and place orders in advance. Keeping stocks of parts imported from other countries in inventory enables us to deliver the parts that our customers need, when they need them and in the quantities that they need them.

JIT (Just-in time) service

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Scale of Parts Business

  • Number of parts handled: Approx. 12,500 varieties
  • Distribution routes: Approximately 1,400
  • Logistics volume: Approx. 22,000TEU *20-foot (container) equivalent units
  • Number of Parts Business operational bases: 41 bases
  • Parts Business workforce: Approx. 500
  • Parts Business Sales Revenue: Approx. 314.5 billion yen

Major commercial materials handled

We supply a wide range of parts used in automobiles, motorcycles, and general-purpose products.

Automobile parts
Automobile parts
  • Motorcycle parts Motorcycle parts
  • Power product parts Power product parts

Case study

Introduction of cloud system for global information services

We connect suppliers and our customers in our customers’ global supply chain through the steady provision of and proposals for commercial distribution and local information.
In Japan, with the increase in offshore production by our customers and as their suppliers also move overseas, there has been a sharp rise in the number of commercial transactions between overseas countries that bypass Japan. In this new business environment, there is a stronger demand for global standardization and greater speed in parts operation services.
Amid this growth in overseas business transactions and logistics, our challenge is to find ways to provide our customers with information about orders and shipment progress in a timely manner.
We have met this challenge by standardizing the key points and rules of our services and operational management, which had previously been optimized to the local region of the Group’s overseas bases, to create the ideal conditions for global operations. We also introduced a globally shared cloud system for the management of these standardized operations. This has allowed us to achieve information services and speed improvements for our customers.
The introduction of this system has enabled us to procure the parts required for our customers’ production activities and to provide information about shipment status in a timely manner. With this, we are able to provide safer, more secure support for our customers’ global production activities.

Figure of global information services
Global information services
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