H type engine (to power agricultural equipment, 1953)
Honda Power Products operations started with the desire to apply engine technologies in ways useful for people’s daily lives and work situations. Beginning in 1953 with a general- purpose engine developed for agricultural equipment, the power products business has now passed its 60th year of offering an ever-expanding set of products including genera- tors, tillers, snow throwers, and outboard engines. Through products familiar in daily life such as a household gas engine cogeneration unit, Honda continues to offer new values in the area of energy savings or energy generation.
Actively helping people get things done at work and in wide-ranging daily situations, Honda now manufactures a broad lineup of power products at 11 plants in 9 countries around the world. In recent years, Honda developed the GP series general-purpose engines to meet the light-duty engine needs in emerging countries. Generators, water pumps, and other products equipped with a GP engine are currently sold in markets across a broad range of countries. In Japan, Honda has developed and launched EU55is, the first generator model equipped with an electronic fuel injection system, and Yukios e!, a rechargeable electric blade snow thrower.
In 1964, Honda launched outboard engines equipped with 4-stroke engines, ahead of other companies around the world. For 50 years, Honda has continued its commitment to producing and selling 4-stroke outboard engines that do not discharge oil into the water, based on our belief that “Products that are used on the water should not pollute the water.” Customers across the globe, including a core of professional users, have consistently chosen Honda outboard engines because of their excellent fuel efficiency, outstanding reliability, and the diverse Honda product lineup available from 2 to 250 horsepower.
BF250 outboard engine
Worldwide power products unit sales
(Jan.–Dec. 2014) (Unit: thousands)
[Honda power products lineup]
Gaining strong support for their ease of use and the beautiful finish of the cut grass, Honda lawnmowers are the tool of choice in many homes in North America and Europe.
As a leading innovator in 4-stroke outboard engines, Honda offers a wide array of products designed for outstanding levels of dynamic and environmentally responsible performance.
General purpose engines
Honda general purpose engines have demonstrated excellent performance in fuel efficiency, power output and durability. Especially popular are the GX series engines, now surpassing cumulative production of 40 million units.
Honda offers a wide variety of tillers that customers can choose from according to their needs and work environment.
Salad CG FFV300
Honda generators are used to meet a diverse range of needs, such as outdoor recreation and emergency power during electrical outages.
In addition to its lineup of generators and tillers powered by handy home-use butane canisters, Honda recently developed the EU15iGP generator running on low-pressure LPG and startedsupplyingthemtocompanies that market LPG appliances.