Honda Organizational Structure

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Honda is a Japanese manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, it has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, reaching a production of 400 million annually by the end of 2019. Honda is also the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines, producing more than 14 million each year. In 2015, Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer globally. 

Honda is a global multinational with shares traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange, as well as exchanges in Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, London, Paris, and Switzerland.

Honda’s 2020 Restructure

In recent years, Honda has been undergoing major changes that impact the entire business in order to meet its 2030 Global Vision — what the Honda Trading Group wants to be in 2030 to continue being a company that meets and exceeds its customers’ expectations as the automotive industry enters a period of major change. 

To accelerate initiatives that will help Honda meet its 2030 Global Vision goals, the company made huge changes to its organizational and operational structures in early 2020. 

Prior to 2020, Honda’s automobile business operated with a collaborative structure where each area of Sales, Engineering, Development, and Buying maintained full autonomy while working in collaboration. 

Following its 2020 restructure, Honda shifted from this collaborative structure to a more unified one that integrated these key areas. 

What changed?

After Honda’s organizational restructuring, a number of functional groups were integrated into a new division known as ‘Automobile Operations’. These include:

  • Honda Motor Co. Production & Purchasing Operations
  • Honda R&D Co. functions related to the development of automobile products
  • All Sales, Engineering, Development, and Buying areas

In addition to this, all Sales, Engineering, Development, and Buying areas were further reorganized into four sub-units depending on their new process operations:

  • Business Supervisory Unit, responsible for business strategy
  • Production Supervisory Unit, responsible for automobile production
  • Supply Chain Management, responsible for supply chain optimization
  • Sales Supervisory Unit, responsible for unifying strategies with regional operations
  • the Monzoukuri Center, responsible for developing competitive products

In addition to these changes to Honda’s motor arm, Honda’s research and development arm, Honda R&D Ltd, was reorganized to focus more on the research and development of new products and technologies in key areas including new mobility, robotics, and energy. 

These changes will allow Honda to formulate its operational strategies based on a long-term, big-picture view of its automobile business and facilitate better planning from development through to mass-production.

Honda’s Organizational Structure

As is typical in publicly traded companies, Honda has both a Board of Directors and a senior leadership team composed of several key executives. 

The head of Honda’s Board of Directors is CEO & Director Toshihiro Mibe. Under Mibe are eight members of the board who are responsible for representing Honda’s stockholders and ensuring the company meets its legal obligations. 

Junior to Honda’s Board of Directors is the senior leadership team. These people are responsible for managing certain aspects of the business. At the time of writing, there are eight executive-level positions within Honda. These are:

  • CEO & Director
  • Chief Financial Officer & Compliance Officer 
  • Chief Operating Officer & Director of Strategy
  • Executive Officer for Electrification
  • Executive Officer for Motorcycle Operations
  • Executive Officer for Automobile Operations
  • Head of China Operations
  • Head of America Operations
Honda Executive Corporate Organizational Structure

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