Honda Honors Indirect Procurement Suppliers

Suppliers support manufacturing and corporate operations across North America

Honda recently honored 22 suppliers that provide indirect products and services to its manufacturing plants in North America, including Honda’s corporate functions across the region. The awards were presented at the annual Honda Indirect Procurement Supplier Conference held at the Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center in Powell, Ohio.

Award-winning suppliers were selected for achievements in the categories of Special Recognition, Outstanding Value and Performance Excellence, as well as the Supplier of the Year during a ceremony. These outstanding honorees were selected from the more than 2,200 suppliers that provide equipment, products and services to Honda manufacturing plants and corporate functions across North America.

The indirect suppliers providing parts and services to Honda are local, national and even international in scope, with many having grown up along with the expansion of Honda’s production operations in America. Honda will mark 40 years of U.S. production in Sept. 2019.

“Our suppliers and business partners make us a stronger company, helping us realize innovation and advancement, by delivering the benefits the marketplace has to offer,” said Monica Oliverio, department manager of the North American Indirect Procurement Department at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. “This complimentary and valued relationship is an important part of our mutual success.”

Indirect purchasing for business and manufacturing operations in North America totaled nearly $2.3 billion for calendar year 2018.

60th Anniversary of Honda in America
Honda marked its 60th anniversary in America on June 11, 2019, and will reach 40 years of production in America in Sept. 2019. Honda established its first U.S. business operation in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1959. Today, Honda employs more than 31,000 associates in the development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment and 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 manufacturing facilities in America, working with more than 600 suppliers in the region to produce roughly 4 million products annually for customers locally and globally. In 2018, almost 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 the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in America, including Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda side-by-side vehicles and power equipment, as well as the HondaJet.

2019 Honda Indirect Procurement Supplier Awards

Supplier of the Year
Representing Best of the Best, these suppliers outperform all of the others in Honda’s key business characteristics. 
Gordon Flesch Company Inc. – Dublin, OH

Special Recognition
This award highlights specific initiatives or out of the ordinary contributions by a supplier.
GO2 Partners Inc. – Dublin, Ohio
MSI Packaging Inc. –  Lebanon, Indiana
Grob Systems Inc. –  Bluffton, Ohio
Kelly Services Inc. –  Troy, Michigan
Pine Valley Packaging Group – Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

Outstanding Value
These suppliers provide their competitive advantage to Honda and deliver value through efficiencies and services.
AVI Food Systems Inc. – Warren, Ohio
CISCO SYSTEMS – San Jose, California
Autoelectros LLC – Powell, Ohio
Ovation Wireless Management – Cornelius, North Carolina
Aires – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stefanini – Southfield, Michigan
Fanuc America Corporation, FA Division – Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Telus – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
JRBC Packaging Solutions Inc. – Pell City, Alabama
Gordon Flesch Company Inc. – Dublin, Ohio

Performance Excellence
Recognizes suppliers for meeting or exceeding performance standards. 
Kennametal Inc. – Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Stratosphere Quality LLC – Fishers, Indiana
PSC Crane And Rigging – Plain City, Ohio
Cardinal Group, LLC – Akron, Ohio
Creative Techniques Inc. – Orion, Michigan
Rialto Manufacturing Inc. – Marion, Ohio
L&T Technology Services – New Jersey, New York

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