Business Introduction

Platinum Group Metals Business

Honda Trading Group trades in platinum, palladium, and rhodium - precious metals that are essential to the automobile and motorcycle industries. These Platinum Group Metals (PGM) are used in catalysts that significantly reduce the harmful gases found in engine emissions.
We use our global PGM network to source and secure the PGM for Honda’s manufacturing bases around the world and to manage the entire supply chain.

PGM used for automobiles

PGM used for automobiles

PGMs used in exhaust emission control devices called catalytic converters to reduce harmful gases from vehicle exhaust.

Global Network

Our global PGM business network includes mining companies, catalyst makers, smelters & refiners, specialty trading enterprises, and Honda factories in the following countries.

Global Network

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Strengths / Features of PGM Business

Supply Security through strategic alliances and effective supply chain management

Warehouse

Honda Trading Group developed strategic business relationships with key partners at every stage of the entire supply chain. This ensures not only a stable supply but also flexible delivery and inventory options for our customers.

A major trader in the global industry and market

Over.6% of the global industry volume is transacted by Honda Trading

The PGM managed by the Honda Trading Group are strategically sourced by our United States office.
The volume of Palladium and Rhodium transacted by the Group accounts for more than 6% of the entire global market demand of these precious metals.

Specialist knowledge and networks based on experience spanning more than 35 years

The 1980s mark the start of Honda Trading’s PGM business

Honda Trading Group began the sourcing and management of PGMs in the United States in the 1980s.
Based on our cumulative expertise and specialist knowledge and through our strong industry connections, we provide optimal, innovative business solutions for our customers around the world.

We offer both comprehensive commercial systems as well as specific services* and functions indicated below:

  • ・Global Market Perspective
  • ・Mine Direct Business
  • ・Distribution Speed Including Electronic Transfers
  • ・Automobile Catalyst Industry Expertise
  • ・Creative & Flexible Supply Solutions
  • ・Price Stabilization
  • ・Inventory Management
  • ・Metal Leasing
  • ・Network With Established Refiners

 *Some services may not be available in every country.

Use of PGMs

PGMs are “coated” onto ceramic or metallic honeycomb by the catalyst maker. These catalysts are then “canned” by the converter or muffler maker. The completed converters or mufflers are ultimately delivered to Honda bases around the world for assembly into automobiles and motorcycles.

Use of PGMs

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