Transmission Factory

About Transmission Factory

The Factory at Honda's Birthplace:
Supporting its Beginning, and Carrying On the Tradition

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., was established in 1948, with Hamamatsu its birthplace. Hamamatsu is also the birthplace of Honda's first motorcycle, the Dream D-Type, which symbolized Honda's dream of becoming the best motorcycle maker in Japan, and in the world. Transmission Factory is located at Honda's birthplace, and from the beginning until now, continues to function as a hub for creating Honda products.

In 1951, Honda developed the Dream E-Type with an overhead-valve engine, revolutionary at the time. To realize its dream, Honda moved its head office to Tokyo. The Cub F-Type which followed, pioneered the Japanese market. The company was still in its infancy, and in order to secure production to meet the needs of customers, established its Hamamatsu Factory (currently named Transmission Factory) in 1954. The factory has always set high standards, exceeded these standards with its own technologies, carrying on Honda's tradition.

The Dream D-Type, Entrusted with Realizing Honda's DreamThe Dream D-Type, Entrusted with Realizing Honda's Dream

Main Products of Transmission Factory

Transmission Factory Hamamatsu Plant

Main Products of Outboard Engine Plant

Transmission Factory Hamamatsu Plant

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Transmission Factory
1-13-1 Aoihigashi, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Pref. , Japan
Tel:053-439-2011
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About Transmission Factory Activities

The Transmission Factory at Honda's Birthplace:
Carrying History and Tradition into the Future

Leading Honda's Factories in Multi-model Production Capabilities
Leader of Honda's Global Production Activities

Transmission Factory currently manufactures automatic and CVT transmissions for automobiles, supplying Suzuka and Saitama factories, and factories in the USA and Europe.

As an environmentally-conscious factory, Transmission Factory's first-floor aluminum machining line is equipped with an air-conditioning system which improves air circulation to address the issue of oil mist, realizing a work environment equal to that of an ordinary office, and the second-floor transmission assembly line realizes a JIS class 8-level clean room.
The factory incorporates rooftop greening and rooftop recreational areas.

Honda's Outboard Engine Plant, established in 2001 on the lakeside of Hamanako lake, manufactures 2- to 250-horsepower 4-stroke outboard engines. The factory is the 21st Century benchmark realizing Honda's Green Factory concept, utilizing Honda's most advanced high-efficiency production technologies while reducing adverse effects on the natural environment of Hamanako lake and vastly reducing CO2 emissions, and producing zero wastewater from manufacturing.

New factoryNew factory Recreation SquareRecreation Square

Transmission Factory Strives to Realize the Green Factory Concept
in its Environmental Activities

Honda Environment Declaration

As a responsible member of society whose task lies in the preservation of the global environment, the company will make every effort to contribute to human health and the preservation of the global environment in each phase of its corporate activity, and through these activities maintain its innovative spirit.

Transmission Factory Environmental Policies

To actively contribute to human health and the preservation of the global environment through all of its corporate activities and products, in the spirit of the Honda Environment Declaration and Honda Corporate Governance, all people involved in Transmission Factory are to strive to raise their aspirations, skills, and quality, take part in activities to continuously reduce impact on the environment, and build a company that its customers "want to exist."

Environmental Management

ISO14001

Transmission Factory attained the international ISO14001 environmental management system certification on March 6, 1998.

ISO14001

Resource and Energy Conservation

Transmission Factory actively formulates and applies methods to use less resources and energy in its production activities, to efficiently use resources and energy.

Energy conservation through high-efficiency light Energy conservation through high-efficiency lightEnergy conservation through high-efficiency lighting High-efficiency aluminum melting furnace (using regenerative burners) High-efficiency aluminum melting furnace (using regenerative burners)
Accredited by Hamamatsu City as New Energy / Low Energy Top Runner Facility

Hamamatsu city rated Transmission Factory "S class," the top rating in the "Eco Facility" department of its New Energy / Low Energy Top Runner accreditation scheme.

New Energy / Low Energy Top Runner accreditation is a scheme by Hamamatsu city to recognize businesses that actively reduce their energy usage.

Accredited by Hamamatsu City as New Energy / Low Energy Top Runner Facility
Activities Leading to Accreditation
1. Incorporating New Energy / Low Energy Facilities

Solar Power Generation
Total Electricity Generation: 428.28kW (3,737 modules)

Solar Power Generation

Special Central Monitoring System
Energy Monitoring System

Special Central Monitoring System
2. Engaging in Energy Conservation Activities

Plant Rooftop Greening
Reducing Plant Air-conditioning Energy through Rooftop Greening

Plant Rooftop Greening

Reducing Air-Conditioner Usage
Encouraging "Warm-Biz" Attire

Reducing Air-Conditioner Usage
3. Implementing Environment Management System

Educating Associates on Environment
Holding Environment Conservation Meetings

Educating Associates on Environment

Conducting Environment Education
December 5, 2011
Five Students from Hamamatsu West Senior High School's Middle School Section

Conducting Environment Education

The installation of the solar power generation system, the largest in Hamamatsu city, reducing electricity needs by 83 households, was instrumental in winning the Special Recognition Award, presented by the Mayor of Hamamatsu city.
For more information on the accreditation scheme and awarded businesses, visit Hamamatsu city's official web site.

Hamamatsu City Official Web Site
Hamamatsu City New / Low Energy Top Runner Accreditation Scheme

Awarded
Honda-manufactured Solar Power Generation System

The Honda Soltec Solar Cells installed in the factory are highly efficient CIGS thin film solar cells, the next generation of solar cells, which can be manufactured at low-cost, and require extremely low levels of energy during the production process.
2,557 modules were installed on the rooftop, east-side and associate walkway at Aoi Plant, reducing CO2 emissions by 102 tons annually.
1,180 modules were installed on the rooftop at Hosoe Plant, reducing CO2 emissions by 40 tons annually.

Honda-manufactured Solar Power Generation System Honda-manufactured Solar Power Generation System
Purifiers (Activated Carbon Filter): Reusing Water

At Hosoe Plant, water used for testing outboard engines in the circulating water tank is purified and reused, drastically reducing water usage, and realizing zero wastewater.

Purifiers (Activated Carbon Filter): Reusing Water
Rainwater Storage Tanks: Efficiently Utilizing Rainwater

At Outboard Engine Plant, roof rainwater is collected for use as industrial water and for flushing the lavatories.
By utilizing rainwater, water use is reduced by approximately 2,500m2 annually.

Rainwater Storage Tanks: Efficiently Utilizing Rainwater

Zero Waste

On March 31, 2000, Transmission Factory achieved zero-landfill disposal of its by-products. To further attain zero disposal of by-products, the factory actively recycles resources and fuels. An example of the factory's activities is the treatment of cutting fluid generated during machining processes. By separating cutting fluid and aluminum chips, the cutting fluid can be reused for machining processes, and the aluminum chips are reused for casting.

Recycle CenterRecycle Center

Coexisting with the Community

"Guardian" Forest Building

The factory is engaged in "Guardian" forest building to create an environment for people and nature to coexist, and to harmonize with the community.

"Guardian" Forest Building
Biotopes

Going beyond greening, an area for animals and plants to inhabit was recreated within Transmission Factory. A corner of the shore allows a relaxing time with nature.

Biotopes
Public Releasing of Environment Information

The factory actively releases to the public at various venues information on Honda's policies and undertakings regarding the environment.

Public Releasing of Environment Information
Partners and Overseas Offices

The factory considers environmental conservation as "the responsibility of companies involved in manufacturing," encouraging its business partners' factories and overseas manufacturing plants to combine in an all-Honda effort to make a better environment.

Actively Creating a Safe and Comfortable Work Environment Incorporating
the Essence of the "People-First" Principle

No safety, no production." This, the "people-first" principle, is the basis of Honda's production activities since its establishment. To realize this safety philosophy, the factory engages in "KY activities" (or "Kiken-Yosoku" - hazard prediction activities) aimed at increasing the fundamental safety of its facilities and increase awareness of every associate on safety matters. The factory also actively engages in safety-themed "NH Circle" activities and safety education to improve safety through awareness, and spares no effort to create a work environment comfortable for every associate.

The factory, being an integral part of an automobile manufacturer, engages in activities to teach associates traffic accident prevention, and by utilizing motorcycle and automobile simulators and on-road training, is dedicated to improving associates' driving skills.

Actively Creating a Safe and Comfortable Work Environment Incorporating the Essence of the "People-First" Principle
Transmission Factory Aims to be Part of the Community through Interaction

The factory realizes the importance of interacting with the community, and hosts fun events for the community, and engages in various volunteer activities for the children who hold the future in their hands, and society.

Transmission Factory Aims to be Part of the Community through Interaction

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