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Our History: Over a Half-Century of Innovation

1949 SEP. The Honda Machinery Trading Company was established with Net Assets of \500,000.00(JPY).
1951 AUG. Company name changed to Honda Kiko Co.,Ltd.
Appointment of the founder Mr. Hatsuyoshi Honda as the first president and CEO.
Pump manufacturing start at Yakuin factory, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-Shi, Japan.
Net Assets Increased to \3,000,000.00(JPY).
1953 APR. Designated and recognized as a government supplier by the public housing corporation and the Ministry of Public Building and Works.
1957 JAN. Head Office was relocated from Hakata-ku to Miyajima-Cho, Fukuoka-Shi.
Net Assets Increased to \4,000,000.00(JPY).
1961 MAY. Net Assets Increased to \8,000,000.00(JPY).
1962 MAY. Construction of Osaka Office.
1963 AUG. Net Assets Increased to \16,000,000.00(JPY).
1965 APR. Net Assets Increased to \20,000,000.00(JPY).
1965 OCT. Construction of Tokyo Office and Tokyo Service Factory.
1967 OCT. Start of Planned Production of stainless steel pumps.
1968 AUG. Promotion of the Tokyo Office and Osaka Office to branch offices status.
1969 AUG. Joint venture and Business tie-up with Hitachi, Ltd.
1970 APR. Developed and started manufacturing of Latex Pumps.
1970 AUG. Net Assets Increased to \30,000,000.00(JPY).
1970 NOV. Construction of Honda Kiko Co.,Ltd. second factory.
(1-Chome, Yoshizuka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka)
1972 NOV. Net Assets Increased to \40,000,000.00(JPY).
1974 OCT. Construction and relocation to the Kyushu Plant
(Inatsuki-Cho, Kaho-Gun, Fukuoka).
1974 NOV. Net Assets Increased to \90,000,000.00(JPY).
1975 SEP. Started manufacturing of Atomic Pumps for nuclear power plants.
1977 APR. Relocation of the Head Office to Inatsuki-Cho, Kaho-Gun, Fukuoka.
1980 FEB. Developed and started manufacturing of a turbine-based, air tight and auto vacuuming pumps.
1980 APR. Pump manufacturing licensing and Technology Transfer to India and Taiwan based companies.
1982 DEC. Technological venture / exchange with the present day Weir Specialty Pumps (U.S.A).
Development of the high-pressure Roto-Jet Pump.
1988 OCT. Joint OEM operation with Indian pump manufacturing company.
1988 DEC. Patent acquisition of energy recovery System for seawater desalination plant.
1989 MAR. Mr. Kenji Honda assumed the position of president and CEO.
1990 MAR. Expansion and Technological upgrade for the Kyushu factory.
1991 JUL. Celebration of the 40th anniversary and corporate training seminar in Hawaii.
1996 APR. Development and start manufacturing of RSP model Self-Priming Pump.
1996 MAY. Celebration of the 45th anniversary and corporate training seminar in Saipan.
1997 JUL. Mr. Toshio Fukushima assumed the position of president and CEO.
2000 FEB. Marketing and technological alliance with DÜCHTING PUMPEN Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG.
2000 JUL. Start sales operations of the German made MC Slurry Mineral Cast Pump.
2000 AUG. Establishment of HONDA SERVICES INC
2000 NOV. Development and start manufacturing of MSP model Self-Priming Pump.
Crossover collaboration and product development with K.I.T. and J.A.S.M.E.C.
2001 JAN.

Inauguration of the midterm plan project "Chance 5153"

2001 MAR. Development and start manufacturing of the HASP model.
2001 JUN. Celebration of the 50th anniversary and corporate training seminar in Hawaii.
2001 SEP. Publication of the Half-Century memorial book in celebration of the 50th Anniversary.
2002 AUG. Received the ISO 9001:2000 Certification.
2003 NOV. Start of the MicroBubble Research and development project in collaboration with an industry/academia consortium.
2005 MAR. Inauguration and operations start of the KAIZEN Space.
2005 JUL. Launch of the SAS Project team for SINES,ABONO & SOTO Power Plants in Spain and Portugal.
2005 NOV. Mr. Kensuke Ryuzoji assumed the position of president and CEO.
2006 JAN. Reorganization and strengthening of services covering the Chinese and Taiwanese markets in partnership with SHING CHUNG HONG Co.Ltd.
2006 JAN. Conclusion of maintenance and services agreement with Mompresa Co.in Spain.
2006 FEB. Establishment of the Overseas Sales Department.
2006 MAR. Home City Renamed to KAMA City Following Community integration & merger.
2006 MAR. Creation of the Information & Technology Advisory Board.
2006 MAY. Launch of the New Product Development Unit for MSS Pump Model.
2006 JUL. Celebration of the 55th anniversary and corporate training seminar in Okinawa.