Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have announced that the company has reached the 100 million-unit milestone in global automobile production.

Honda began producing automobiles in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck and the S500 sports car. A year later saw the construction of the first Honda plant dedicated to automobile production in Sayama City, which promptly began production of the iconic S600 roadster.

Since then, Honda has continued to grow its annual production volume, line up and the range of countries it exports the brand to. Today, Honda has 34 automobile production plants across five continents, including the UK’s Swindon which has been charged with producing the 2017 Honda Civic and distributing it all over the globe.

Takahiro Hachigo, President and CEO of Honda Motor, says Thanks to the support from our customers around the world, Honda was able to deliver 100 million automobiles. The passion of our company founder who wanted to help people in their daily lives and pursue the joy of driving has been inherited by Honda associates as the original starting point of Honda automobile manufacturing. Striving to meet the next 100 million customers, Honda will continue delivering increasingly attractive products.”