Honda Honors its Top North American Suppliers

OEM and service parts suppliers earn awards at two-day event

5/3/2016 6:19:00 PM

Honda honored 93 North American auto suppliers for achievements in supplying parts and materials at the 32nd annual Honda Supplier Conference, attended by more than 600 original equipment suppliers April 29, in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the company emphasized the importance of strong supplier relations and working more closely as a team to accomplish new levels of success.

During the conference, Honda honored suppliers in two areas – those supplying parts and materials for mass production products and companies supplying service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura vehicles.

"As our responsibilities continue to increase in the North American region, there is a greater requirement for teamwork and collaboration than ever before," said Tom Lake, vice president for North American Purchasing at Honda North America, Inc. (HNA).  "Let's continue to work together to create new dreams for our customers and, in so doing, create our future together."

Honda purchased a record $27.6 billion in parts and materials for mass production from North American suppliers in 2015, which supported record production of more than 1.86 million Honda and Acura passenger vehicles last year in North America. Honda has continued a strong cadence of new product introductions with the 2017 all-new Acura NSX supercar this spring and the return of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

Dan Smith, senior vice president of Engineering Planning and Cost at HNA, stressed the importance of continuing to focus on manufacturing flexibility and innovation to meet high customer demand for Honda and Acura products.

"We have the strongest product lineup in our history and we're working hard to leverage our production flexibility to meet customer demand now and in the coming months," Smith said. "This has included adjustments early next year with MDX being added to the East Liberty (Ohio) Plant and the startup of CR-V production here in Indiana."

2016 OEM Supplier Awards
Honda recognized 93 OEM parts suppliers for performance excellence in three categories – quality, on-time delivery and value. Among the award recipients this year, only one company, Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems Sales Company de Mexico SA de CV of Reynosa, Mexico, was a triple-award recipient gaining recognition in all three categories.

Honda also honored 19 suppliers for performance excellence across multiple award categories.

In addition, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. presented its first-ever Excellence in Innovation Award to KTH Parts Industries, Inc. and parent company H-One Co., LTD of St. Paris, Ohio, for their work on the 2017 Acura NSX, and Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America in Knoxville, Tennessee, for its work on the new Truck Bed Audio system on the upcoming 2017 Honda Ridgeline truck. This award honors suppliers that achieve truly innovative results through breakthrough ideas.

The Corporate Citizenship Recognition, honoring a supplier that demonstrates an exceptional commitment to sustainability, went to Cascade Engineering, Inc. of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Honda's 644 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) provide parts to 16 Honda manufacturing plants in North America that produce Honda and Acura automobiles and light trucks.

2016 Honda Service Parts Suppliers Awards
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. also honored 56 suppliers on April 28 for outstanding performance in supplying service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura vehicles.

Honda Service Parts suppliers also were rated on their performance in quality, delivery and value.  Distinct from the OEM supplier awards, the Service Parts awards are based on overall scores reflecting the combined performance in all three categories.

Working with 1,183 Service Parts Suppliers in North America, American Honda provides service and accessory parts for the nearly 20 million Honda and Acura automobiles in operation in the United States. Honda purchased more than $1 billion in parts from its Service Parts suppliers in North America last year.

American Honda manages a national network of warehousing and distribution facilities that deliver high-quality, high-value service parts to 1,300 Honda and Acura dealers nationwide, who consistently rank the company as managing the best parts operations in the automobile industry.

About Honda
Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 40,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion. Based on its longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer," Honda operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, and the Honda Jet advanced light jet.

 

Honda’s Top 2016 OEM Suppliers

Honda's 644 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) suppliers provide parts to16 Honda plants in North America. For 2016, the company honored 93 top OEM suppliers for their excellence in one or more of three categories -- Quality, Delivery, and Value.

Triple Award: Excellence in Delivery, Quality and Value

Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems Sales Company de Mexico SA de CV Reynosa, Mexico

 

Double Award: Excellence in Delivery and Quality

Autoliv Steering Wheels Mexico S de RL de CV El Marques, Queretaro, Mexico
FT Precision Inc. Fredericktown, Ohio
Hirose Electric USA Inc. Koriyama, Japan
Jefferson Elora Corporation Elora, Ontario
Kumi Canada Corporation Bradford, Ontario
Listowel Technologies Listowel, Ontario
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive de Mexico SA de CV El Marques, Queretaro, Mexico
Saginomiya America, Inc. Dublin, Ohio
Shindengen Fukaya City, Japan
Somic America Inc. Brewer, Maine
TFO Tech Co. Ltd. Jeffersonville, Ohio
TRW Automotive Body Control Systems Winona, Minnesota
YSK Corporation Chillicothe, Ohio
Yuhshin USA LTD Kirksville, Missouri

 

Double Award: Excellence in Quality and Value

Cardington Yutaka Technologies Cardington, Ohio
Delphi Electronics and Safety Los Indios, Texas
Newman Technology, Inc. Mansfield, Ohio

 

Double Award: Excellence in Delivery and Value

U.S. Tsubaki Automotive, LLC Chicopee, Massachusetts
YKK AP America Inc. Dublin, Georgia

 

Excellence in Quality

Akebono Brake Corporation Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Borg Warner Ithaca LLC Ithaca, New York
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC Graniteville, South Carolina
Cascade Engineering, Inc. Grand Rapids, Michigan
Continental Teves Inc. Morganton, North Carolina
Daido Corporation of America Portland, Tennessee
Dexter Fastener Technologies Inc. Dexter, Michigan
F&P Georgia Mfg., Inc. Rome, Georgia
Fuserashi Intl Technology Inc. Valley City, Ohio
Great Lakes Assemblies, LLC Marysville, Ohio
Gulf Shore Assemblies LLC Lincoln, Alabama
Hitachi Metals America Ltd Effingham, Illinois
Hosiden America Corporation Qingdao, China
Kasai Mexicana SA de CV Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Kamco Industries, Inc. West Unity, Ohio
NSK Warner USA Inc. Bellwood, Illinois
Oiles America Corp Concord, North Carolina
Polycon Industries Guelph, Ontario
TRW Automotive Braking Systems Santa Rosa, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

 

Excellence in Delivery

3M Canada Company Milton, Ontario
AGC Automotive Mexico El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico
American Fujikura LTD Piedras Negras, Coahuilo, Mexico
American Leakless Company, LLC Athens, Alabama
Casco Products Corp. Morgantown, Kentucky
Continental Tire de Mexico SA de CV Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
CTS Corporation Elkhart, Indiana
East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. Lyon Station, Pennsylvania
F&P America Mfg. Inc Troy, Ohio
F&P Mfg. Inc. Tottenham, Ontario
FCC (Indiana), LLC Portland, Indiana
Federal Mogul Corp. – Sealing Systems Division Sparta, Tennessee
Foster Electric (U.S.A), Inc. Batam, Indonesia
GHSP Inc. Grand Haven, Michigan
Indiana Assemblies, LLC Greensburg, Indiana
Jefferson Industries Corp. West Jefferson, Ohio
Johnson Controls Enterprises Mexico S de RL de CV Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Key Fasteners Corporation Berne, Indiana
KTH Leesburg Products, LLC Leesburg, Alabama
KTH Parts Industries, Inc. St. Paris, Ohio
KTH Shelburne Mfg. (KSM) Shelburne, Ontario
Litens Automotive Lockbourne, Ohio
Matsu Manufacturing (Barrie) Inc. Barrie, Ontario
Newman Technology South Carolina, Inc. Aiken, South Carolina
Orlick Industries LTD Hamilton, Ontario
Rainbow Omega, Inc. Eastaboga, Alabama
Richmond Auto Parts Technology, Inc. Richmond, Kentucky
Setex Automotive Mexico SA de CV Apaseo El Grande, Guanajuato, Mexico
SEWS Mexico SA de CV Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
TS Tech Alabama, LLC Boaz, Alabama
TS Trim Industries, Inc. Canal Winchester, Ohio

 

Excellence in Value

Alabama Cullman Yutaka Technologies, LLC Cullman, Alabama
American Howa Kentucky Incorporated Delaware, Ohio
Autoliv ASP Inc. Ogden, Utah
Bridgestone APM Co. Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Dana Holding Corporation Paris, Tennessee
Eakas Corp. Peru, Illinois
Green Tokai Co. Brookville, Ohio
Hankook Tire America Corp. La Vergne, Tennessee
International Crankshaft Inc. Georgetown Kentucky
Katayama American Co. Inc. Shelbyville, Kentucky
Kiriu USA Corporation Bowling Green, Kentucky
Musashi Auto Parts Canada Inc. Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Musashi Auto Parts - Michigan, Inc. Battlecreek, Michigan
Nasco Bowling Green, Kentucky
Newman Technology of Alabama, Inc.  Albertville, Alabama
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America Peachtree City, Georgia
Sony Electronics, Inc. East Liberty, Ohio
TMD Wek LLC Jefferson, Ohio
Topre America Corporation Cullman, Alabama
UGN, Inc. Monroe, Ohio
Yokowo Manufacturing of America Hilliard, Ohio

 

Excellence in Innovation

The Excellence in Innovation Award recognizes suppliers that demonstrate unique innovation in the development process.

KTH Parts Industries, Inc. and H-One Co., LTD St. Paris, Ohio
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Corporate Citizenship Recognition

With this award, Honda recognizes suppliers that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to sustainability.

Cascade Engineering, Inc. Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Honda's Top 2016 Service Parts Suppliers

Honda also honored 56 suppliers for outstanding performance in supplying service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura vehicles. Honda Service Parts suppliers also were rated on their performance in quality, delivery and value.  Distinct from the OEM supplier awards, the Service Parts awards are based on overall scores reflecting the combined performance in all three categories.

A.P. PLASMAN WINDSOR, ON
DEXTER FASTENER TECHNOLOGIES INC DEXTER, MI
GLT DAYTON, OH
KEIHIN NORTH AMERICA, INC. GREENFIELD, IN
KIRIU USA CORPORATION BOWLING GREEN, KY
MAGNA EAGLE BEND MANUFACTURING CLINTON, TN
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMOTIVE AMERICA, INC. NORTHVILLE, MI
MITSUBISHI IMAGING (MPM), INC. RYE, NY
NEWMAN TECHNOLOGY,INC. MANSFIELD, OH
ROCKY MOUNT CORD CO ROCKY MOUNT, NC
RR DONNELLEY SAN DIEGO, CA
SAGINOMIYA AMERICA, INC. DUBLIN, OH
TS TECH AMERICAS, INC. ATHENS, OH
WHIRLTRONICS INC. BUFFALO, MN
ALLIED RING CORPORATION ST. JOHNS, MI
DICKTEN MASCH PLASTICS, LLC NASHOTAH, WI
DTR INDUSTRIES, INC TAZEWELL, TN
GREAT LAKES ASSEMBLIES, LLC EAST LIBERTY, OH
OILES AMERICA CORPORATION CONCORD, NC
SUMINOE TEXTILE AMERICA GAFFNEY, SC
TS TECH NORTH AMERICA INC REYNOLDSBURG, OH
ALABAMA CULLMAN YUTAKA TECHNOLOGIES CULLMAN, AL
GREEN TOKAI CO., LTD. BROOKVILLE, OH
HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS AMERICA, INC. CYPRESS, CA
NISSEN CHEMITEC AMERICA LONDON, OH
CARDINGTON YUTAKA TECHNOLGOIES CARDINGTON, OH
FREUDENBERG FILTRATION TECHNOLOGIES, LP HOPKINSVILLE, KY
NK PARTS INDUSTRIES, INC. SIDNEY, OH
UNI FILTER, INC. FULLERTON, CA
GATES CORPORATION SILOAM SPRINGS, AR
JEFFERSON INDUSTRIES CORP WEST JEFFERSON, OH
KTH PARTS INDUSTRIES, INC. ST. PARIS, OH
TOPY AMERICA INC FRANKFORT, KY
VENTRA PLASTICS - WINDSOR WINDSOR, ON
AISIN USA MFG., INC. SEYMOUR, IN
GREEN TOKAI CO., LTD. BROOKVILLE, OH
KEIHIN AIRCON NORTH AMERICA, INC. MUNCIE, IN
YH AMERICA  VERSAILLES, KY
F&P AMERICA MFG., INC. TROY, OH
KATAYAMA AMERICAN CO. INC. SHELBYVILLE, KY
MatcorMatsu BRAMPTON, ON
MBL (USA) CORPORATION OTTAWA, IL
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMOTIVE AMERICA, INC. HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
KAMCO INDUSTRIES, INC. WEST UNITY, OH
PACIFIC MANUFACTURING OHIO, INC. FAIRFIELD, OH
FRAM FILTRATION GREENVILLE, OH
GOLD EAGLE CO. CHICAGO, IL
KEY FASTENERS CORPORATION BERNE, IN
LITENS AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERSHIP WOODBRIDGE, ON
OHASHI TECHNICA U.S.A. INC. SUNBURY, OH
ASAMA COLDWATER MFG. COLDWATER, MI
DTR INDUSTRIES, INC BLUFFTON, OH
YSK CORPORATION CHILLICOTHE, OH
NK PARTS INDUSTRIES, INC.
REMANUFACTURED PARTS
SIDNEY, OH
BANDO USA, INC. BOWLING GREEN, KY
F&P MFG., INC. TOTTENHAM, ON