Corporate Information

History

1970 ー
  • 1972
    Japan
    Established Act Trading Corporation (capitalized at five million yen, invested solely by Honda Motor Co., Ltd.).
    United States of America
    Established Honda International Trading Corporation* in California (America). *Current Honda Trading America Corp.
    Japan
    Act Trading Corporation increased capital to 20 million yen.
  • 1973
    Japan
    Started selling CAFEX coffee.
    Japan
    Started selling 「RALEIGH」 bicycles.
  • 1974
    Japan
    Started selling and exporting "Kick'N Go".
    Japan
    Started exporting raw materials to Honda overseas production bases.
    Japan
    Started import of base cardboard paper.
    Japan
    United States of America
    Started exporting feed crop from America to Japan.
  • 1975
    Japan
    United States of America
    Started importing and exporting non-iron metals from America to Japan.
  • 1977
    Japan
    Act Trading Corporation increased capital to 80 million yen.
  • 1978
    Japan
    Started export OEM.
    Japan
    Started exporting and importing machines.
1980 ー
  • 1980
    United States of America
    Started handling PGM(Platinum Group Metals).
    Japan
    Acquired the right of fertilizer, cattles and livestock ranching by Act B Corporation.
  • 1981
    Japan
    Act Trading Corporation merged with Act-Ace.
    Japan
    Acquired the sales right of stainless steel pots by Act L Co., Ltd.
    Japan
    Started selling snow plows, yachts and boats.
    Japan
    Act Trading Corporation earned designation as primary steel wholesaler.
    Japan
    Act Trading Corporation increased capital to 200 million yen.
  • 1983
    Japan
    Started handling printing paper.
  • 1985
    Japan
    Started imports of automotive materials and parts.
  • 1988
    Japan
    Act Trading Corporation changed company name to Honda Trading Corporation and increased capital 800 million yen.
    Japan
    United States of America
    Started exporting NEWTON wine from America to Japan.
  • 1989
    Thailand
    Established an office* in Bangkok (Thailand). *Current Honda Trading Asia Co., Ltd.
    Japan
    Increased capital to 1,600 million yen.
1990 ー
  • 1990
    United Kingdom
    Established Honda Trading Europe Ltd. in Swindon (United Kingdom).
    Canada
    Established Honda International Trading Canada Corporation* in Ontalio (Canada). *Current Honda Trading Canada Inc.
    Japan
    United States of America
    Started exporting non-genetically modified soybeans from America to Japan.
  • 1993
    China
    Established an office* in Beijing (China). *Current Closed
    Japan
    Started supplying melting aluminum.
    Japan
    Started handling plastics and resin.
  • 1994
    China
    Established an office* in Guangzhou (China). *Current Honda Trading(CHINA) Co., Ltd.
    Indonesia
    Established an office* in Jakarta (Indonesia). *Current PT. Honda Trading Indonesia
    Japan
    Established Allis Sanyo Co., Ltd.* in Kumamoto (Japan). *Current MAP Corporation Kumamoto Factory
    Philippines
    Established an office* in Manila (Philippines). *Current Honda Trading Philippines Corp.
  • 1995
    Hong Kong
    Established Honda Trading(South China) Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong (China).
    Viet Nam
    Established an office in Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam). *Closed before re-opening in 2017
  • 1996
    Taiwan
    Established an branch* in Taipei (Taiwan). *Current Taiwan Honda Trading Co., Ltd.
    Viet Nam
    Established an office* in Hanoi (Viet Nam). *Current Honda Trading Viet Nam Co., Ltd.
    Brazil
    Established a subsidiary* in Sao Paulo (Brazil). *Current Honda Trading Brazil Ltda. Headquarters functions transferred to Sumare in 2013.
  • 1997
    India
    Established an office* in Delhi (India). *Current Honda Trading Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.
    Italy
    Established an liaison office* in Atessa (Italy).
  • 1998
    Mexico
    Established Honda Trading de Mexico Ltd. * in Guadalajara (Mexico). *Headquarters functions transferred to Celaya in 2016.
2000 ー
  • 2000
    Belgium
    Established an office* in Aalst (Belgium). *Current Closed
  • 2001
    Turkey
    Established a liaison office in Istanbul (Turkey).
  • 2002
    China
    Established Guangzhou Pearl Steel Center Co., Ltd. (processing company) in Guangzhou (China).
    Korea
    Established Ulsan Engineering Co., Ltd. (Inspection jig manufacturing company) in Ulsan (Korea).
    China
    Established an office* in Shanghai (China). *Current Shanghai Honda Trading Co., Ltd.
    Indonesia
    Established PT. Molten Aluminum Producer Indonesia (molten aluminum manufacturing company) in Jakarta (Indonesia).
  • 2003
    China
    Established an office* in Wuhan (China). *Current Wuhan Honda Trading Co., Ltd.
    Malaysia
    Established an office* in Selangor (Malaysia). *Current Honda Trading Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
    Japan
    Obtained ISO14001 Certification.
    Later, certain other Honda Trading Group bases also obtained similar certification in their countries.
    Japan
    Obtained CoC (Chain-of-Custody) Certificate by FSC(Forest Stewardship Council).
  • 2004
    China
    Established Yantai Die and Mold Engineering Co., Ltd. (Dies & Molds manufacturing company) in Yantai (China).
    Pakistan
    Established an office in Karachi (Pakistan).
    Philippines
    Established Honda Trading Philippines Ecozone Corp. in Manila (Philippines).
  • 2006
    Romania
    Established Honda Trading Romania S.R.L. in Bukarest (Romania).
    China
    Established Molten Aluminum Producer Foshan Co., Ltd. (molten aluminum manufacturng company) in Foshan (China).
  • 2007
    India
    Established Rajasthan Prime Steel Processing Center Pvt.Ltd.(processing company) in Rajastant (India).
    Thailand
    Started operating warehouse in Thailand (Rojana).
  • 2008
    Japan
    Accredited by Tokyo Customs as a special exporter under the AEO(Authorized Economic Operator) framework.
    Later, certain other Honda Trading Group bases also obtained similar accreditation in their countries.
    Argentina
    Established Honda Trading de Argentina S.A. in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
2010 ー
  • 2012
    All
    Renewed "HT Corporate Philosophy".
    Korea
    Established an office in Seoul (Korea).
    Germany
    Established an office in Frankfurt (Germany).
  • 2017
    All
    Established "HT 2030 Global Vision".
  • 2018
    U.A.E.
    Established an office in Dubai (U.A.E.).
  • 2019
    Bangladesh
    Established an office in Dacca (Bangladesh).