MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Michelin North America Inc. and TR Wholesale Solutions — Tire Rack Inc.'s wholesale business unit — recently earned top original equipment supplier honors from American Honda Motor Co.
Michelin and TR Wholesale are two of 61 North American suppliers singled out for their performance and perseverance in supplying parts and materials during 2020.
The suppliers earned awards for supporting Honda with mass production parts and materials, as well as service parts that serve the needs of customers after their purchase of a Honda or Acura product, American Honda said.
Michelin was honored for excellence in quality and delivery, while TR Wholesale was one of 22 suppliers recognized by Honda Service Parts for their performance in quality, cost and delivery.
Honda purchased $27 billion in parts for mass production from North American suppliers in 2020, which supported the sales of more than 1.3 million Honda and Acura vehicles in North America last year.
Honda also purchased approximately $1 billion in parts from its Service Parts suppliers in North America.
"The COVID-19 pandemic challenged our suppliers in ways we could never have imagined, but through their incredible effort, our supply team helped keep Honda plants running to meet the needs of our customers," Mark Willoughby, vice president of procurement at Honda Development and Manufacturing of America, said.
"The teamwork that has been so important over the past year will continue to be vital to our business in the days ahead as we get our plants back to a normal production cadence."
Mark Wiles, parts division assistant vice president at American Honda Motor, added: "On behalf of the entire service parts team, we offer our sincere thanks and appreciation for the support received from our suppliers over the past year to help Honda continue to serve our customers."