Issue: Jun 2012


American Honda Recognizes CEVA As a Top Supplier with Premier Partner Award



by Jon Knox

Honda Motor Co., Inc. President and CEO Tetsuo Iwamura recently presented the company’s Premier Partner Award to CEVA Logistics for excellence in quality, value and customer service during its many years of working with the company. CEVA has been working with American Honda for more than two decades and within the past ten years has assisted in re-engineering its delivery network. CEVA has also played an instrumental role in American Honda’s initiative to reduce carbon emissions. By being the first provider of natural gas powered tractors, CEVA has helped American Honda get closer to its goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50%by 2020. CEVA was one of 15 award recipients selected from 41 suppliers nominated by American Honda associates nationwide.

“It is an honor to partner with such an impressive organization as American Honda and we are thrilled to be recognized for our team effort and collaboration to provide ingenuity,” said Jeff Henson, CEVA’s Director of Operations for American Honda.

The Premier Partner Awards were established in 1998 to recognize suppliers who embrace American Honda’s philosophy of exceeding customer expectations. This year’s award winners represent excellence in a variety of industries including logistics, transportation, marketing, consulting, security and much more.

“Today we acknowledge an outstanding group of suppliers who exemplify Honda’s philosophy of delivering the highest possible value to our customers through quality products and customer service,” said Gary Kessler, American Honda’s senior vice president of Human Resources, Administration and Corporate Affairs. “With all of the different facets of our business, we appreciate the outstanding support from these dedicated organizations and thank them for their contribution to Honda’s success.”

About Honda
Based on Honda's longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer" Honda currently operates 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and automatic transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, and Honda power equipment products such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda started local production in the U.S. with motorcycles in 1979. In 1982, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to produce passenger cars in the U.S. Honda has continued to expand its local production capabilities, and cumulative automobile production in North America surpassed 23 million units in 2011.

CEVA - Making business flow
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 51,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors and CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network, with a presence in over 170 countries. For the year ending 31 December 2011, the Group reported revenues of €6.9 billion. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com

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