None of us, including top management, has ever worked with Soichiro Honda
Ito, 55, who became president after a shareholders' meeting in June, is not from the founding family, as Soichiro Honda
, who established the automaker in 1948, did not believe in passing managerial power down the family.
Honda Australia Senior Director Lindsay Smalley stated that this initiative indicates the automaker's philosophy of maintaining a pollution free environment, which was also the vision of Soichiro Honda
, founder of Honda.
The inventions of Soichiro Honda
will also interest middle readers.
Hamamatsu, with some 787,000 residents, is known as a motor town; it's the birthplace of Soichiro Honda
(1906-1991), the minimally educated son of a blacksmith who set up a garage that, decades later, mushroomed into an empire--Honda Motor Co.
was born on November 17, 1906 and died on August 5, 1991.
will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder Soichiro Honda
on Friday, with the company regarding his legacy of technological development as key to its survival during the global realignment of the industry.
After founding the company as a tiny machinery shop in 1946, Soichiro Honda
was obsessed by the ambition of becoming No.
In the 1930s, Soichiro Honda
owned a piston ring company and then In 1946 ran an engine research lab.
To date, however, only Soichiro Honda
can be said to have transformed his personal vision into a dynamic brand and an enduring company ethos.
Mackay will be the 22nd winner of Honda Prize, created in 1977 with a donation mainly by Soichiro Honda
, founder of Honda Motor Co.
The eldest son of a rice wine brewer, he was the last of a generation of Japanese industrialists that included carmaker Soichiro Honda
and electronics rival Konosuke Matsushita.