Takeo Fujisawa, the co-founder of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., will be inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Michigan. Honda of Grays Harbor honors Fujisawa, who passed away in 1991, for his instrumental role in building Honda into the global automotive powerhouse it is today.


Fujisawa co-founded Honda Motor Co. with Soichiro Honda in 1948 and served as the company’s executive vice president until his retirement in 1973. During his time at Honda, Fujisawa played a critical role in the company’s expansion into global markets, including the United States, and helped to establish Honda as a leader in automotive innovation and manufacturing.

Fujisawa was known for his strong leadership and emphasis on customer satisfaction, which we agree with and uphold at our Honda dealership. He also had high standards regarding quality control and efficient production. He also played a crucial role in developing Honda’s corporate culture, emphasizing teamwork, creativity, and a willingness to take risks.

A Notable Accomplishment

The Automotive Hall of Fame is a prestigious organization that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the automotive industry. Fujisawa will be the first Japanese person inducted into the Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place in July 2023, and Fujisawa’s family and representatives from Honda will attend the event to honor his legacy.

Honda of Grays Harbor Pays Tribute

The induction of Takeo Fujisawa into the Automotive Hall of Fame is a fitting tribute to his incredible contributions to the automotive industry and the innovation of Honda vehicles. His leadership and vision helped shape the company into the global leader it is today, and his emphasis on customer satisfaction and innovation continues to inspire our culture and values. Fujisawa’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations of automotive leaders and innovators.