Honda Motors is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment. The company operates through four segments: Motorcycle Business, Automobile Business, Financial Services Business, and Power Products and Other Businesses. The company sells its products through independent retail dealers, outlets, and authorized dealerships. Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines. It was founded in 1946 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.