Honda Trading


Our Business

General Merchandise

Honda Trading supplies paper, mostly copy paper and industrial paper, used by the Honda Group in catalogs and packaging materials.

We also make use of group bases to handle global demand for energy materials, rubber processing chemicals and wrought copper (processed copper products).

We are able to offer a unique service by covering a broad range of commodities for which there are strong market needs.

Business fields

  • Procurement and supply of paper products, energy materials, wrought copper, rubber processing chemicals and lubricating oil, etc.

Main commodities handled

Paper for use in catalogs and leaflets, industrial paper, packaging materials,
uniforms, lubricating oil, anti-rust oil, tire chips, operating fuel, etc.


We provide a global supply function for highly competitive Asian products, and have expanded trade with customers who are actively seeking to expand operations overseas.

General Merchandise business

In our paper products business focusing on copy and industrial papers, we supply products to both Japanese and overseas markets by building an integrated service system, ranging from material proposals to recycling.

In our textile products business, we supply products meeting customers’ needs through joint projects at Asian manufacturing plants, in particular the supply of uniforms to the Honda Group.

Raw materials and energy-related business

In our energy materials business focusing on alternative materials to heavy oil and fossil fuels, we supply fuel to a variety of Japanese manufacturing plants in cooperation with our bases in Europe and the United States.

In our rubber-processing chemicals business, which is essential for the rubber processing of industrial belts and tires, we are expanding our trade with customers who are actively expanding into overseas markets, by leveraging our global supply function for highly competitive Asian products.

In our wrought copper business, which is used to make car and motorcycle parts, we are responding to active overseas demand through Honda Trading bases in each country, and we expect future growth in this field.

A vision for business in harmony with the environment

As a company handling a large volume of paper products, we have obtained a globally recognized “FSC(R) forest certification” (license code: FSC-C021244) and we intend to continue promoting environmentally-friendly products.

We also contribute to the establishment of an environmentally-friendly recycling society by collecting used paper and transforming it back into resources.

Developments in each region

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