Soichiro Honda established the Honda Technical Research Institute in Hamamastsu, Japan in 1946. Honda’s goal was to develop and produce small 2-cycle motorbike engines. Two years later, Honda Motor Company was created. Its first storefront opened in Los Angeles in 1959. The company, based on “The Power of Dreams,” was the first Japanese auto maker to build automobiles in the United States. American Honda has grown to be a top manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, power equipment, generators and more.
Honda Transmission of America Inc. needed to find a slip resistant solution to the existing slippery bare diamond plate around their stamping machines. Added oils and lubricants can make these areas a danger to employees. In order to avoid long down times and high expenses; Honda did not want to purchase a new product that needed to be fabricated, but wanted to use their existing tread plate.