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Honda Honors Top U.S. Power Equipment Suppliers

Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) today honored 29 of its parts and material suppliers with its annual supplier awards in recognition of outstanding...

Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) today honored 29 of its parts and material suppliers with its annual supplier awards in recognition of outstanding performance. In 2019, HPE purchased nearly $300 million in parts and materials from 156 North American mass production suppliers, supporting sales of more than 2.6 million Honda power equipment products in North America.

HPE has the annual capacity to produce more than two million Honda general-purpose engines and 400,000 power equipment products. The plant, located in Swepsonville, N.C. is responsible for building lawn mowers, snow blowers, string trimmers, mini-tillers and generators. Since HPE started building products in 1984, the third Honda manufacturing plant in America has now built more than 37 million products for Honda customers in the U.S. and around the world.

Moreover, many of the power equipment products built at HPE are developed at the adjacent Honda R&D Americas, Inc. North Carolina Center.

“It is important to recognize and honor these top suppliers who are instrumental in ensuring our customers receive quality products,” said Shane McCoy, HPE senior vice president. “While we were unable to present the awards to our suppliers in person this year, we appreciate their outstanding efforts and dedication in supporting our operations during these uncertain times.”

About Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc.
Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. produces a complete range of outdoor power equipment products using domestic and globally sourced parts, including lawn mowers, generators, snow blowers, pumps, tillers, and string trimmers, and general-purpose engines for commercial, rental and residential applications. Learn more at: https://powerequipment.honda.com/

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 U.S. suppliers to produce the diverse range of Honda products.

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 Power Equipment Supplier Awards

Excellence in Quality and Delivery Awards
This supplier demonstrated excellence in both quality and delivery performance.

Unytite Inc. – Peru, Illinois

Excellence in Quality Awards
These suppliers performed at the top of their category to provide us with parts with world-class quality.

Keihin North America – Anderson, Indiana
Shindengen America Inc. – Palatine, Illinois
Iwata Bolt USA Inc. – Forest Park, Georgia
Soucy International – Melbourne, Florida
Rockford Spring Company – Rockford, Illinois
NetShape Technologies Inc. – Falls Creek, Pennsylvania
Ohio Rod Products – Versailles, Indiana
TPR American Inc. – Schaumburg, Illinois
Keihin Indiana Precision Tech – Anderson, Indiana

Excellence in Delivery
The performance of these suppliers place them at the top of their category for delivery performance.

Kyodo America Industries Co. – Lawrenceville, Georgia
Fenix Manufacturing Solutions – Aiken, South Carolina
Global Sales Group – Aiken, South Carolina
Fastener Supply Company – Greensboro, North Carolina
Central Decal – Burr Ridge, Illinois
NA Container – South East Adairsville, Georgia
Kokoku Rubber Inc. – Payson, Utah
American Yazaki Corporation – Gainesville, Georgia
Spiros Industries Inc. – West Bend, Wisconsin
Catalus Corporation – Galeton, Pennsylvania
Newman Technology – Aiken, South Carolina
National Metalwares – Aurora, Illinois

Continuous Improvement in Quality Award
This supplier improved the most in quality and performance from the previous year.

Custom Engineered Wheels Inc. – Baldwyn, Mississippi

Continuous Improvement in Delivery Award
This supplier improved the most in delivery and performance from the previous year.

Capitol Stampings Corp. – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Excellence in Cost Competitiveness
This supplier demonstrated the highest calculated annual efficiency gains.

Bemis Manufacturing Company – Lenoir, North Carolina

Challenging Spirit
This supplier performed special projects and fulfilled critical business needs while also supporting business relationships, including QCD.

Ningbo Spey Scientific Cylinder – Ningbo, China

Excellence in Technical & Development Support
This supplier demonstrated high professional support for new model development and mass production.

Catalus Corporation – Galeton, Pennsylvania

Challenging Spirit
To support production changes necessary to achieve mass production requirements, this supplier demonstrated high design and new model support as well as mass production time and flexibility.

Wilbert Plastics Services – Belmont, North Carolina

Best in Customer Service
Demonstrating high support for HPE production, this supplier provided flexible service to our production needs.

Ultra Coatings Inc. – High Point, North Carolina

Cost Avoidance Award
This supplier provided the largest cost avoidance support in an annual year.

Legrand Pass & Seymour – Greensboro, North Carolina

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