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Honda Honors Indirect Procurement Suppliers That Keep Business and Production Operations Running Smoothly

Honda today honored 17 suppliers that provide indirect products and services to five Honda automobile manufacturing plants in Ohio and Indiana and Honda business...

Honda today honored 17 suppliers that provide indirect products and services to five Honda automobile manufacturing plants in Ohio and Indiana and Honda business operations across the U.S. The 17 awardees were selected from more than 2,200 North American indirect procurement suppliers that provide a wide variety of equipment, products and services that support Honda’s U.S. business operations and the manufacturing of automobiles, engines and transmissions in America.

The winning suppliers were selected for achievements in the award categories of Supplier of the Year, Outstanding Value, and Challenging Spirit, as well as two new award categories: Sustainability and New Supplier. These exemplary honorees represent the extensive network of North American suppliers critical to Honda’s U.S. business operations. In 2019, indirect purchasing for business and manufacturing operations in the Central Region (Ohio and Indiana) totaled $2.3 billion.

“Our indirect procurement suppliers are our unsung heroes because they provide Honda with equipment, products and services that get little attention, but are critical to helping us maintain our production and business operations,” said Monica Oliverio, department manager, North American Indirect Procurement Department, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. “Especially during these uncertain times, we congratulate our award winners and thank them for the hard work and dedication that helps us meet the needs of our customers.”

The indirect suppliers providing equipment, products and services to Honda are local, national and international in scope, many of which have grown along with Honda in North America since the company began production in Ohio in 1979.

Honda in America
Honda started U.S. operations with the establishment of America Honda Motor Co., Inc., in 1959. Today, Honda employs more than 30,000 associates in America engaged in the development, manufacturing, sales and service support of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment, Honda powersports products, the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.

Based on its longstanding commitment to build products close to the customer, Honda operates 12 major U.S. manufacturing facilities, working with more than 620 OEM suppliers in the U.S. to produce the diverse range of Honda products. In 2019, about two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in America which fully design, develop and engineer many of the products the company manufactures in America.

2020 Honda Indirect Procurement Supplier Awards

Supplier of the Year
Representing Best of the Best, this supplier outperformed all of the others in the key business characteristics that encompass Quality, Cost, Delivery (QCD), as well as Safety and Service.

Advanced Design Solutions Inc. – Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Outstanding Value
Given to suppliers providing the most value to Honda by recognizing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). These suppliers provide their competitive advantage to Honda and deliver value and innovation through cost efficiencies, projects and services.

Cardinal Group, Inc. -  Akron, Ohio
IBC – McAuliffe’s Industrial, Inc. – East Granby, Connecticut
A.V. Gauge & Fixture Inc. – Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada
Advanced Design Solutions Inc. – Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Cisco Systems Inc. – San Jose, California
Larsen & Toubro InfoTech Ltd. – Edison, New Jersey

Challenging Spirt
Recognizes suppliers that have demonstrated their commitment to Honda’s Core Value of a Challenging Spirit by going “above-and-beyond” expectations to ensure the success and/or delivery of a service, product or project.

GO2 Partners, Inc. – Dublin, Ohio
Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, Ltd. – Bluffton, Ohio
Verizon Wireless Solutions – Manhattan, New York

Sustainability
This award recognizes suppliers that have strong initiatives in place that drive corporate responsibility through social, economic or environmental sustainability.

RFG – MPW Facility Services, LLC – Detroit, Michigan
Motion Industries, Inc. – Livonia, Michigan
Henry Filters, Division of Barnes International, Inc. – Rockford, Illinois
CMG Company – West Mansfield, Ohio
Salesforce.com, Inc. – San Francisco, California

New Supplier
This award recognizes new suppliers who have demonstrated outstanding implementation practices and provided value-based products, services and programs.

Miami Industrial Trucks, Inc. – Dayton, Ohio
Ermco Inc. -  Indianapolis, Indiana
Amazon Web Services, Inc. -  Seattle, Washington

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