Company Highlight

  • Mariwasa-Distributors, Inc. is established.
  • 1973
    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.
  • 1977
    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.
  • 1980
    The XL185SZ, CD70 and TM110S are introduced.
  • The Honda Riding Academy, the Philippines' first and only motorcycle riding school, is established.
  • 1981

    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.
  • 1983
    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.

  • 1984

    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.
  • 1986
    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.
  • 1988
    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.
  • 1989
    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.
  • 1991

    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.

  • 1993

    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.

  • 1995

    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.

  • 1997

    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
  • 2000
    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.
  • 2002

    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.

  • 2004
    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.

  • 2005
    Honda reaches 1 millionth motorcycle production, February 10, 2005.
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony at Batangas Plant, February 28, 2005.
  • 2006
    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)
  • 2008
    Honda Philippines Inc reached its 2 Millionth Production in Motorcycle (April 8, 2008)
  • Launching of XRM RS 125 - Road Sport (Nov 29, 2008)
  • 2009
    Launching of HPI's first Scooter, the Honda BeAT (March 15, 2009)
  • CBR150R was launched.
  • 2011
    Launching of Scoopy, the 2nd scooter model of HPI (Sept 3, 2011)
  • Brand ambassadors for Honda Scoopy, Mr. Ramon "RJ" Jacinto & Ms. Patti Grandidge
  • 2012
    TMX Supremo was launched last October 2012
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