Honda Trading

Honda

Our Business

Steel

We globally handle central purchasing operations for steel materials. Through the effective use of coil centers located in each country and logistics networks, we supply steel materials to the Honda Group while ensuring on-time delivery, maximizing quality and competitiveness. 

We also utilize our global network to supply material flexibly with an eye to changes in demand.

Business fields

  • Vehicle steel procurement and supply (steel sheets, steel pipes, special steel, stainless steel, steel powder, etc.)
  • Steel sheet processing (operated by coil centers), etc.

Main areas in which supplied materials are used

Characteristics

We have developed bases to meet the needs of Honda plants throughout the world and work hard to respond accurately to the needs of the Honda Group.

By systemizing the handling of steel materials through global central purchasing, it has become possible to carry out central management of Honda steel materials and implement inventories management at a global level.

Supplying Steel for Honda

Purchasing and delivery of a wide range of different steel grades ranging from coil form to precision laser welded blanks on a just in time basis to maintain the smooth running of the Honda supply chain.

Developing a new supplier base, for the supply of pipe, and stainless steel. Development and localisation of new high tensile grades, for supply from an EU mill, working in conjunction with Honda R&D and European steel mill engineers.

Innovation in Steel supply

Supporting new model development through the sourcing and procurement of trial material to be shipped across the world to Honda's many global sites.

Working in tandem with quality engineers, from both steel mills and parts stampers to continuously improve quality and production efficiency, thus providing the customer and ultimately Honda with cost down benefits.

Working within the strictest of manufacturing tolerances and specifications to ensure the highest quality of material is supplied.

Developments in each region

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