It has to do with excellence. It has to do with passion. That's how Honda parts work. This is what sets Honda Motor Limited Company, and thus, Honda parts, from the rest of its competitors and competitor products vying to capture its much coveted place in the automotive world market today. Tough it has lesser numbers of assembly plants compared to another Japanese automaker, Toyota, Honda is the largest engine manufacturer that operates on an international scale. Founded in 1948, just three years after the war had ravaged the world, particularly after the nuclear bomb had surprised citizens of the world near and far, the Honda Motor Limited Company was born.
Soichiro Honda was the founding genius behind the success of Honda. A brilliant mechanic, he conceived an innovative design for piston rings in 1938 that he attempted to sell to Toyota. It wasn't until two years after that his efforts would pay off and that he would be able to build the Honda piston manufacturing company to supply Toyota with these auto parts. Then the war began and left the country in economic ruin. Most companies didn't survive and Honda was one of them. But, though the country was in desperate straits, with people left and right, homeless as well as hungry and those who were able, paying astronomically high prices for food and fuel, Honda utilized what was left of the component facilities and rigged an engine to a bicycle. Though primitive in appearance and design, it served its purpose: it was low-cost and it was competent--exactly what the people needed.
In the years that would follow, Honda would adapt this same principle that would prove effective for its expansion programs as well as for its Honda cars and Honda parts campaigns. Because more than the market demands, what Honda answered with its production of motorcycles of a long line of products that now include trucks, scooters, along with jet engines in conjunction with its role in jet production, were specific consumer needs. After the first few post-war years, when everyone feared that the best minds and the best people in the world were dead, companies like Honda, among some others, strove to prove the world wrong. When the 50's ushered in a new era, it found Japan trying to pick itself up again. Granted, it was a little wobbly on its pins but the economic scope was definitely looking up and businesses like Honda were not one to give up. In 1947, Honda A-Type was produced, and a year later, the company was officially established. Honda Motor Limited Company was back on its feet.
In 1958, the American Honda Company made its presence known in the market, launching its first model in US soil a year after with the 59 Honda Super Cub. With the approach of the late 1960s, Honda was already a name in itself in world markets, having finally broken into the conservative British markets with a measure of success at this time. In the 1970s, Honda was already the largest motorcycle maker in the world. Up to this day, Honda's trademark excellence, passion and dedication to the work still continues to be incorporated in its products, namely in its engines, in its usual line of auto components and other auto replacements parts.