Honda Honors its Top North American Suppliers

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

5/8/2017 10:09:00 PM

Honda honored nearly 100 North American auto suppliers for achievements in supplying parts and materials at the 33rd annual Honda Supplier Conference, attended by representatives from more than 600 original equipment suppliers and more than 300 service parts suppliers, May 4-5, in Birmingham, Alabama.

During the conference, Honda emphasized the importance of quality and innovation as the key to navigating the future of changing customer demand. The company 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.

"The pursuit of quality is driving activity across our supply chain, and like our Honda associates we depend on suppliers to have the same level of passion to please the customer," said Tom Lake, vice president for North American Purchasing at Honda North America, Inc. (HNA). "Honda looks forward to working with our suppliers to strategically meet the needs of our customers."

Honda purchased a record $30 billion in parts and materials for mass production from North American suppliers in 2016, which supported record production of more than 1.92 million Honda and Acura passenger vehicles last year in North America. Honda also purchased more than $1 billion in parts from its Service Parts suppliers in North America last year. Honda has continued a strong cadence of new product introductions over the past year with the Civic Hatchback, CR-V and Clarity Fuel Cell.

OEM Supplier Awards
Honda recognized 55 OEM parts suppliers, those serving the company with parts and components for mass production, for their performance excellence in three categories – quality, on-time delivery and value. Honda honored 13 suppliers for performance excellence across two award categories.

In addition, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. presented its Excellence in Innovation Award to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC and Dow Automotive Systems. This award honors suppliers that achieve truly innovative results through breakthrough ideas. Bridgestone developed a new 18-inch tire that improved rolling resistance and a new 19-inch tire for the Odyssey Elite. Bridgestone's use of simulation technology saved valuable time in the development process. Dow Automotive Systems provided structural adhesives and acoustic spray foam that helped Honda deliver an Odyssey with improved cabin quietness along with improved structural rigidity and reduced vehicle weight.

The Supplier Sustainability Award, honoring a supplier that demonstrates an exceptional commitment to social responsibility went to Axalta Coating Systems of Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Axalta's introduction of waste reduction initiatives resulted in processing almost one million pounds of solid waste using a Waste-to-Energy technology that avoids landfill disposal and generates income from the recyclable materials.

Honda's 675 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) provide parts to 16 of Honda's 19 manufacturing plants in North America that produce Honda and Acura automobiles and light trucks and the engines and transmissions that power them.

Honda Service Parts Suppliers Awards
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. honored 44 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 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 more than 20 million Honda and Acura automobiles in operation in the United States.

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. Honda companies in the United States represent a cumulative investment of more than $17 billion and employ more than 30,000 associates in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, financing and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda powersports products and Honda power equipment products.

Honda has been producing products in America for more than 37 years using domestic and globally sourced parts and currently operates 12 major manufacturing facilities in the U.S., including five auto plants. Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America. In 2016, more than 68 percent of all Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in America, more than any other major automaker except one.

 

Honda's Top 2016 OEM Suppliers

Honda's 675 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) suppliers provide parts to 16 Honda plants in North America. For 2016, the company honored 55 Top OEM suppliers for their excellence in one or more of four categories -- Quality, Delivery, Value and Innovation. In 2016, the Corporate Citizenship Award was renamed as the Supplier Sustainability Award.

Double Award: Excellence in Delivery and Quality

AGC Automotive Mexico

El Salto, Mexico

F&P Mfg. Inc.

Tottenham, Ontario

FT Precision Inc.

Fredericktown, Ohio

Industria De Asiento Superior

Guadalajara, Mexico

Kumi Canada Corp.

Bradford, Ontario

Litens Automotive

Lockbourne, Ohio

NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Inc.

Sissonville, West Virginia

Richmond Auto Parts Technology, Inc.

Richmond, Kentucky

TFO Tech Co. Ltd.

Jeffersonville, Ohio

TST Manufacturing de Mexico, S de RL de CV

Irapuato, Mexico

 

Double Award: Excellence in Quality and Value

Newman Technology, Inc.

Mansfield, Ohio

Newman Technology of Alabama, Inc.

Albertville, Alabama

 

Double Award: Excellence in Delivery and Value

Gentherm Inc.

Del Rio, Texas

 

Excellence in Quality

American Howa Kentucky Incorporated

Delaware, Ohio

American Leakless Company, LLC

Athens, Alabama

Cosma International

Bowling Green, Ohio

Dexter Fastener Technologies Inc.

Dexter, Michigan

Imasen Bucyrus Technology Inc.

Bucyrus, Ohio

Industry Products Company

Piqua, Ohio

North American Lighting Mexico, SA de CV

Colonia Ciudad Satélite, Mexico

TS Tech Canada Inc.

Newmarket, Ontario

TS Tech Tri-Con Industries LTD

Lincoln, Nebraska          

U.S. Tsubaki Automotive, LLC

Chicopee, Massachusetts

 

Excellence in Delivery

Fuserashi Intl Technology Inc.

Valley City, Ohio

GHSP Inc.

Grand Haven, Michigan

Key Fasteners Corporation

Berne, Indiana

Marion Industries, Inc.

Marion, Ohio

Musashi Auto Parts – Michigan, Inc.

Battlecreek, Michigan

Newman Technology South Carolina, Inc.

Aiken, South Carolina

Nidec Elesys Americas Corporation

Suwanee, Georgia

Orlick Industries LTD

Hamilton, Ontario

Saginomiya America, Inc.

Dublin, Ohio

SEWS Mexico SA de CV

Juárez, Mexico

TI Group Automotive Systems Corp.

Ossian, Indiana

Tigerpoly Mfg Inc.

Grove City, Ohio

Topy America Inc.

Frankfort, Kentucky

TS Tech Indiana, LLC

New Castle, Indiana

TS Tech USA Corp.

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Yachiyo Mexico Manufacturing SA de CV

Apaseo El Grande, Mexico

 

Excellence in Value

Alabama Cullman Yutaka Technologies, LLC

Cullman, Alabama

Batesville Tool & Die Inc.

Batesville, Indiana

Eakas Corp.

Peru, Illinois

Katayama American Co. Inc.

Shelbyville, Kentucky

Multimatic Mfg.

Concord, Ontario

NYX Mexico Plastics S de RL de CV

Villa de Reyes, Mexico

Parker Corporation Mexicana, SA de CV

Jesús María, Mexico

Tigerpoly Industria de Mexico

Silao, Mexico

Topre America Corporation

Cullman, Alabama

Topre Autoparts Mexico

Querétaro, Mexico

Toyota Industries Electric Systems North America Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Transtron America Inc.

Dồng Nai Province, Vietnam

Yokowo Manufacturing of America

Hilliard, Ohio

 

Excellence in Innovation

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC

Graniteville, South Carolina

Dow Automotive Systems

Hillsdale, Michigan

 

Supplier Sustainability Award

With this award, Honda recognizes suppliers that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to social responsibility based on leadership in the areas of health and safety, diversity, community involvement, ethics and compliance, and the environment.

Axalta Coating Systems

Mt. Clemens, Michigan

Challenging Spirit

Throughout the year, Honda also recognizes the initiatives of suppliers that help overcome extraordinary operational challenges to ensure the supply of parts.

Zanini Tennessee Inc.

Winchester, Tennessee

 

Honda Service Parts Suppliers Awards

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. honored 44 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 combined performance in all three categories.

Allied Ring Corporation St. Johns, Michigan
American Leakless Company Athens, Alabama
Bando USA, Inc. Bowling Green, Kentucky
Dexter Fastener Technologies Inc. Dexter, Michigan
Dickten Masch Plastics, LLC Nashotah, Wisconsin
F&P Georgia Mfg., Inc. Rome, Georgia
Framgroup Greenville, Ohio
Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, LP Hopkinsville, Kentucky
GLT Inc. Dayton, Ohio
Gold Eagle Co. Chicago, Illinois
Great Lakes Assemblies, LLC East Liberty, Ohio
Hi-Lex Controls Litchfield, Michigan
Jefferson Industries West Jefferson, Ohio
Kamco Industries, Inc. West Unity, Ohio
Kasai North America Inc. Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Katayama American Co. Inc. Shelbyville, Kentucky
Keihin North America, Inc. Greenfield, Indiana
Litens Automotive Partnership Woodbridge, Ontario
Magna Eagle Bend Manufacturing Clinton, Tennessee
Matcormatsu Brampton, Ontario
MBL (USA) Corporation Ottawa, Illinois
Mitsubishi Imaging (Mpm), Inc. Rye, New York
Musashi Auto Parts Canada Inc. Arthur, Ontario
New Mather Metals Inc. Franklin, Kentucky
Newman Technology, Inc. Mansfield, Ohio
NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Inc. Sissonville, Wyoming
Nissen Chemitec America London, Ohio
NK Parts Industries, Inc. Sidney, Ohio
NK Parts Industries, Inc. Remanufactured Parts Sidney, Ohio
Ohashi Technica USA Inc. Sunbury, Ohio
Polycon Industries Magna Exteriors Guelph, Ontario
Roctel Mfg. Guelph, Ontario
Saginomiya America, Inc. Dublin, Ohio
Shape Corporation Grand Haven, Michigan
Sumiriko Ohio, Inc. Bluffton, Ohio
THK America Schaumburg, Illinois
Topy America, Inc. Frankfort, Kentucky
TR Wholesale Solutions South Bend, Indiana
TS Tech Americas, Inc. Service Part Production Plant Athens, Ohio
U.S. Tsubaki Automotive LLC Chicopee, Massachusetts
Uni Filter, Inc. Fullerton, California
Yamada North America Inc. South Charleston, Ohio
YKK AP America Inc. Transportation Materials Dublin, Georgia

 

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