Mariwasa-Distributors, Inc. is established.
We at Honda dream of a better world where people, technology and the environment live as one. That is why our products and processes are designed to put safe, efficient, economical, and environment-friendly technology at the service of people and the community. At our new Batangas plant, once also just a dream that is now a 20-hectare reality, we push ahead with our efforts to provide our customers with life-building technology. This way, our dreams tie in with theirs, and together we readily face the future, because at Honda, we continue to witness the power of dreams.
Driven by Technology, Powered by Innovation
HONDA IS KNOWN FOR ITS INNOVATIVE SPIRIT, HIGH TECHNOLOGICAL STANDARDS AND PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE.
Every Honda product that leaves the assembly line, leaves with years of technological expertise, constant research and development, plus meticulous attention to quality control and customer satisfaction built into it.
Honda keeps the Philippines moving in more ways than one. Whether on wheels, on electric power, on land or at sea, the company's commitment to quality and customer service remains unchanged.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Underlying the Honda Company Principle are our two fundamental beliefs, the three joys (Joy of Buying, Joy of Selling and the Joy of Creating) and Respect for the Individual. The belief of respect for the individual is applied to Honda's relationship with fellow associates and with the people, companies and communities with whom it conducts business.Thus, Honda believes that as a "member of society, we must be sensitive to the needs of the communities in which we do business and the environment." With this in mind, the Honda Foundation was created. To strengthen Honda's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the purpose for which the Foundation was created was amended to include projects in any of the following fields: Environment Protection & Safety, Youth Development & Education, Job creation and Poverty Alleviation (Philanthropy).
Honda Philippines, Inc. values the safety of its customers. Beyond just manufacturing top quality motorcycles, Honda wishes to impart the skill and responsibility involved in using them. Through the Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC), the company aims to help safeguard the well-being of motorcycle riders. It is the first motorcycle riding school in the country, and is accredited by the Land Transportation Office. The HSDC offers comprehensive training on the basics of intelligent, safe and responsible motorcycle riding, and on the basics of motorcycle maintenance. A concise yet comprehensive instruction on these aspects of motorcycle usage is made available to owners of new Honda motorcycles through the S.M.A.R.T. Start program.
Honda Philippines, Inc. is concerned about the environment. Its manufacturing processes, which employ facilities and systems for waste water treatment, maintaining air cleanliness, energy conservation and solid waste management, are designed to make optimal use of resources while minimizing environmental impact. Our motorcycles in the Philippines have passed Euro 2, a world standard for measuring the cleanliness of vehicular emissions. The Euro 2 standard is a more stringent standard than the one used in the country. Because of this, locally manufactured Honda motorcycles are compliant with the Philippine Clean Air Act Regulation.
Honda Philippines, Inc. adheres to high technological standards. Technological expertise, continuous research and development and meticulous quality control honed through years of experience are applied for customer satisfaction. The results are machines that are efficient, economical and environment-friendly, that deliver good value at reasonable prices. These are all part of the company's dream of improving the quality of human life through technology.
A joint venture agreement between Honda Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan and Mariwasa-Distributors, Inc. is signed in May, thereby establishing Mariwasa-Honda, Inc.
The TM110 model is introduced. The model is aimed at the tricycle market and is an improved version of the S110.
The Honda C50 is phased out and replaced by the C70. The XL100K3 and the XL125K3, two on and off road motorcycles, are manufactured.
The sporty XL125Z and the powerful TM125 are launched.
The XL185SZ, CD70 and TM110S are introduced.
The Honda Riding Academy, the Philippines' first and only motorcycle riding school, is established.
The first XL100SD is produced.
• The TMX155, specially designed for the Philippine market and intended for heavy-duty tricycle use, is introduced.
The Biomass Seminar is held at the Manila Peninsula Hotel.
The company's name is changed from Mariwasa-Honda to Honda-Philippines, Inc. (HPI) in December.
• HPI sends a team for the first time to the World Convention in Japan and the NH Circle activities begin.
• The XL125S, a new model, is unveiled.
The C70DD Econopower is launched.
• HPI reaches a milestone with a cumulative production output of 100,000 units.
The TM110SR is introduced to strengthen HPI's grip on the solo rider market.
No. 1 status is achieved in the country by Honda General Purpose engines.
Honda's market share becomes No.1 in brand new motorcycles. Free service check-up for all owners of motorcycles and power products is provided with the launching of Handog Pasasalamat.
The TMS Super 110 is introduced, and the Best Brand carabao tiller is launched.
HPI introduced the PF50 (Trendy). Long tail shaft assembly for bancas is also launched.
HPI begins exporting luggage carrier and wire harness for cars (Civic/Accord) to Japan. This is made possible through tie-ups with Honda Motor Co., Ltd.'s Japanese suppliers.
HPI attains the highest annual production volume. Export of CBU motorcycles from the Philippines is made with the export of the PF50 (Trendy) motorcycles to Latin America and South America. Suppliers' Conference starts.
HPI begins local assembly of Honda stationary engines.
The local assembly of TM/TMX engines starts.
• To facilitate the export of motorcycle stands to Japan, a tie-up with a Japanese supplier is made.
• The export of motorcycle wire harness and control switches to Japan commences.
Mr. Nobuhiko Kawamoto, President and Chief Executive Officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. visits HPI.
• HPI introduces assembled Gen Set models HPG2200/3300/5500.
The new GX340 marine model is launched.
• Fork Bottom Bridge for scooters and CG models are exported to Japan.
• HPI celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
HPI Manufacturing Plant reaches another milestone with a cumulative output of 200,000 units.
• The 4th New Honda Circle Asia-Oceania Bloc Convention is held with the theme "Shared Vision, New Horizon." HPI, Honda Cars and Honda Engines jointly host the convention.
The Board leadership is turned over to Amb. Benjamin Sanvictores by Amb. Jose S. Laurel, III.
• Directors' Meeting of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is co-hosted by HPI.
The Power Products Dealers Convention features the launch of the GXMega Agri.
• C100 Dream is launched.
Groundbreaking for Cebu and Davao depots is held. Honda achieves No. 1 position in Motorcycle industry.
•The UMK431, a Micro 4-cycle engine brushcutter and the new XLR200 motorcycle are launched.
HPI's Authorized Capital Stock is increased from P192M to P700M, with paid-up capital of P641.6M
The Wave 110 motorcycle is launched.
The GL 125C and GL 125HA motorcycles are introduced. HPI captures the No. 1 position in the motorcycle industry.
HPI maintains the No. 1 slot. The ANF 125 and NF 100 motorcycles are introduced. The XRM Dual Sports is launched in January.
• New EP Generators are introduced.
The TMX 125 is launched in January.
• The company celebrates 30 years of progressive partnership with the Filipino people.
The XRM 110 has reached its 100,000 unit sales as of September 30 from the date it was introduced in January 2002.
• Re-launch of the following motorcycle models (supported with AHO safety feature): Wave 125S; XRM 110; XR200.
• Introduction of Automatic Headlight On (AHO) safety feature.
• HPI reaches its highest sales record of 21,000 units for the month of July.
Honda reaches 1 millionth motorcycle production, February 10, 2005.
Groundbreaking Ceremony at Batangas Plant, February 28, 2005.
Soft Blessing of the New Plant, April 17, 2006
• The UMK435T, Micro 4-cycle 35cc engine brush cutter is launched.
Launching of XRM 125 (May 27, 2007)
Honda Philippines Inc reached its 2 Millionth Production in Motorcycle (April 8, 2008)
Launching of XRM RS 125 - Road Sport (Nov 29, 2008)
Launching of HPI's first Scooter, the Honda BeAT (March 15, 2009)
Wave Dash 110 was launched (Nov 18, 2009)
• New color variants and sticker design for BeAT Scooter
• Introduction of BeAT Scooter's endorser, Ms. Marian Rivera
Launching of the new sporty bike, CB110 (Sept 18, 2010)
HPI reached its 3 Millionth production of motorcycle (Feb 10, 2011)
CBR150R was launched.
Launching of Scoopy, the 2nd scooter model of HPI (Sept 3, 2011)
Brand ambassadors for Honda Scoopy, Mr. Ramon "RJ" Jacinto & Ms. Patti Grandidge
TMX Supremo was launched last October 2012
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