In 2019, Honda Australia celebrated its 50th birthday, marking half a century since the company was established locally on February 4, 1969.
Although Honda products had been imported and distributed around Australia by a variety of private companies since the 1950s, the brand’s official local presence began when Honda Motor Company in Japan sent Mr. Hidehiko Shiomi to Melbourne to set up a unified, national network for Honda in Australia.
“Honda Australia was a Honda subsidiary set up primarily to sell cars, but it has since grown with the global Honda brand to deliver a wide range of products and services that help make people’s lives more enjoyable,” said Honda Australia Managing Director & CEO, Mr. Hiroyuki Shimizu.
Since starting out in Australia, over 5 million Honda products have been purchased by Australian customers, including more than 1.1 million cars. With the legendary engineering quality and reliability designed into every Honda, Honda Australia is proud that there are still so many older generation Honda’s on the road today.