In a ceremony at its facilities, the 250 associates at NEX Transport, Inc., received the top award for manufacturing services from Honda of America Mfg.
NEX is among more than 2,000 MRO suppliers that provide maintenance, repair and operational services to Honda of America’s four Ohio plants. These goods and services support Honda’s overall operations and are indirectly related to the manufacturing of cars, light trucks, motorcycles and automotive engines.
NEX is among seven MRO suppliers Honda recognized for outstanding performance in the areas of safety, quality, cost and delivery and productivity. Honda of America’s MRO suppliers are in addition to more than 600 OEM parts suppliers that had purchases totaling more than $17.6 billion last year.
“This is a significant award for each of you, and I am privileged to present all the associates atNEX with this award for being our top MRO supplier for manufacturing services,” said Jeff Goheen, manufacturing services group leader for Honda MRO Purchasing.
To earn the top award, Honda evaluated each supplier’s performance in key areas. Then Honda took it a step further by having five end-users within the company evaluate each supplier’s performance.
“NEX is honored to receive this prestigious Honda service award today,” said Rick Millette, senior manager of NEX operations. “It is important that we recognize all NEX associates, for this accomplishment. It is through their dedication to quality, innovative input and pride in the overall success of our customer that has allowed NEX to provide unparalleled levels of service to Honda of America.”
NEX Transport services include core competencies in domestic and international freight transportation, integrated warehouse and distribution management, logistics and information technology. Established in 1989, the company is a joint venture between Nippon Express, USAInc., part of the Nippon Express Group and Nittsu Shoji, Ltd.
Honda has been manufacturing automobiles in the U.S. longer than any other international auto manufacturer, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda began manufacturing motorcycles in 1979 and started auto production in 1982 with the opening of the Marysville Auto Plant. The company has produced more than 17 million cars and light trucks in North America since that time.