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Honda Honors its Top North American Suppliers

Honda purchased $32.7 billion in parts and materials for mass production from North American suppliers in 2019


Suppliers earned awards for both mass production parts and service parts 


MARYSVILLE, OHIO, July 22, 2020 – Honda honored 73 North American suppliers with its annual supplier awards in recognition of their performance in supplying parts and materials in 2019.  The suppliers earned awards for mass production products, as well as service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura products.  


Honda traditionally presents the awards during its annual Honda Supplier Conference, an event held each spring spanning the last 35 years. However, out of a concern for the health and safety of Honda associates and business partners during the COVID-19 pandemic, Honda cancelled this year’s conference. 


“Our suppliers make important contributions to Honda’s success and we are committed to highlighting their outstanding work despite not being able to hold our conference this year,” said Mark Willoughby, vice president of Purchasing at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. “We value the relationships we have with our suppliers and appreciate their efforts to help meet the needs of our customers.”


Honda purchased $32.7 billion in parts and materials for mass production from North American suppliers in 2019. This supported sales of more than 1.87 million Honda and Acura passenger vehicles last year in North America. Honda also purchased more than $1.4 billion in parts from its Service Parts suppliers in North America last year.  


“During these challenging times, it is even more important for Honda to work closely with our suppliers to overcome obstacles and help our customers maintain their products with the quality of Genuine Honda Parts and Accessories,” said Mark Wiles, assistant vice president for the Parts Division at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We commend the exceptional efforts of our 2019 service parts award winners and will continue working to strengthen our partnerships.”


Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Supplier Awards


Honda recognized 41 OEM parts suppliers for their performance excellence in two categories – quality & delivery, and value. OEM suppliers serve the company with parts and materials for mass production.


In addition, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. presented its Excellence in Innovation Award to Oetiker NY, Inc., of Lancaster, N.Y. This award honors suppliers that achieve truly innovative results through breakthrough ideas.     The Supplier Sustainability Award went to Thyssenkrupp Presta North America, LLC of Terre Haute, Ind. for demonstrating an exceptional commitment to social responsibility.    Honda partners with 735 OEM suppliers across North America that provide parts to the company’s 16 plants in the region that produce Honda and Acura cars and light trucks and the engines and transmissions that power them.


Service Parts Supplier Awards


American Honda Motor Co., Inc. honored 30 suppliers for outstanding performance in supplying service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura products. 


Honda Service Parts supplier awards are distinct from the OEM supplier awards in that they reflect a supplier’s combined performance in three categories: quality, cost and delivery. Working with nearly 1,200 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, as well as service parts for powersports and power equipment products. 


American Honda manages a national network of parts and distribution facilities that deliver highquality, high-value service parts to Honda and Acura dealers nationwide as well as supporting global parts operations. 


Honda’s Top 2019 OEM Suppliers


Honda’s 735 Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) suppliers provide parts to 16 Honda plants in North America. For 2019, the company honored 41 Top OEM suppliers for their excellence in one or more of two categories – Quality & Delivery and Value. Awards were also given to suppliers for Excellence in Innovation and Supplier Sustainability.


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Honda in North America


Honda established operations in North America in 1959. Today, the company employs more than 40,000 associates in the region, engaged in the development, manufacturing, sales and service support of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment, Honda powersports products, the HondaJet advanced lightjet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines. 


Based on its longstanding commitment to build products close to the customer, Honda operates 19 major manufacturing plants in North America, working with more than 735 suppliers in the region to produce the diverse range of Honda products. In 2019, more than 90 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts. 


Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in North America which fully design, develop and engineer many of the products the company makes in North America.