Honda Trading


Our Business

Plastics & Resin

We mainly handle plastics (resin) for use as a raw material in items such as car bumpers and gasoline tanks. We use our global supply system to procure and supply raw materials in accordance with the needs of customers throughout the world.

We are also actively involved in the development of new business fields that utilize the properties of plastic scrap and carry out the recycling of plastic products, such as used bumpers.

We make full use of our abundant information sources and network of group companies to meet customers’ expectations by identifying and procuring best suited materials.

Business fields

  • Procurement and supply of vehicle resin (plastics)/ development and supply of new materials, etc.

Main areas in which supplied materials are used

Car exteriors

Car interiors

Motorcycle exteriors

Explanation of terms

PP: Polypropylene LLDPE: Linear low density polyethylene
PC: Polycarbonate ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene resin
PMMA: Polymethyl methacrylate PA: Polyamide (nylon)


Plastics applications in the field of motor vehicles have steadily increased as a result of the numerous types of plastic now available and the ease with which plastic can be processed. We have expanded our trade with new suppliers, by cooperation with group companies.

We are also involved in the recycling of plastic products, such as used bumpers, with the aim of contributing to the conservation of the global environment.

Plastic Supply

Purchasing and delivery of plastic resin from resin makers through to moulders, tier one customers and directly into Honda of the UK Manufacturing, on a just in time basis to maintain the smooth running of the Honda supply chain.

Moulded Plastic

Development of bumper injection moulding at Honda of the UK Manufacturing.

New Development

  • Supporting new model development by sourcing and delivering material globally to meet Honda’s development schedule.
  • Coordinating trial material supply to meet design specifications.
  • Providing innovative solutions to add value and secure cost reduction.
Car Interior
Civic Front Qtr
Civic Rear

Developments in each region

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