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29 - Honda Motor

Workers make final inspections to Honda Motor Co. Fit vehicles on the production line of the company's Yorii plant in Yorii Town, Saitama Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Japans third-largest automaker will overhaul vehicle development after trying to introduce models too fast and expand too quickly, said Chief Executive Officer Takahiro Hachigo last month. Kiyoshi Ota—Bloomberg/Getty Images

The company may have its roots in Hamamatsu, Japan where Honda was founded in 1948, but that didn’t stop the car manufacturer from creating the well reviewed Honda Civic, last year’s North American Car of the Year. Though their main product is automobiles, this Japanese company also explores artificial intelligence and robotics. It released ASIMO, a humanoid robot capable of speaking and finding balance on its own, in 2000. Most recently, Honda recalled 2.1 million Honda Accords internationally over battery fires, which might take away from the release of the new 2018 Honda Fit.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$129198
Revenue Percent Change6.2%
Profits ($M)$5,690.3
Assets ($M)$170165
Profits Percent Change98.3%
Employees211915
Previous Rank36

Company Facts

Employees211915
SectorMotor Vehicles & Parts
IndustryMotor Vehicles and Parts
CEOTakahiro Hachigo
HQ LocationTokyo, Japan
Websitewww.honda.com
Years on Global 500 List23

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