Hankook Receives Two Supplier of the Year Awards From Honda

Hankook Receives Two Supplier of the Year Awards from Honda
(L-R) Tetsuya Endo, President of Honda of Alabama Manufacturing; Matt Karshis, Account Manager, Hankook Tire America, OE Team; Justin Kim, Senior Specialist, Hankook Tire America RDC Team; Andy Appleton, Director of Supply Chain Management, Hankook Tire America (Photo: Hankook Tire)

Hankook Tire recently announced that the company has been recognized by Honda Motor Company with Supplier of the Year awards in two categories.

The automaker presented the awards at its 35th annual Honda Supplier Conference that was held in Columbus, Ohio. Hankook has been honoured for its excellence in Delivery, Quality and Value.  The company was one among four suppliers to be recognized in these categories.

The tire manufacturer has been the recipient of the Supplier Value category award four times since 2013. Additionally, it has been nominated twice in the newly merged Delivery and Quality category by Honda.

In this year’s awards ceremony, Honda awarded 85 North American suppliers that consistently exceeded expectations, created outstanding value and brought new innovations to the company in 2018.

Supplying tires to the automaker’s 16 North American plants that produce its automobiles and light trucks, Hankook features in the list of Honda’s top U.S. suppliers.

“The value of our suppliers and what they contribute to Honda is critical to our success and our effort to drive innovation into our products and production processes toward the future,” said Pam Heminger, Vice President of Purchasing, Honda of America.

“Hankook values our partnership with Honda to provide the highest quality tires for Honda vehicles,” said Eric Shirley, Hankook Tire’s Director of Original Equipment Sales. “These awards are a reflection of our strong and growing relationship, and it is an honour to continue to support Honda.”

“Acknowledgement from our partners is a testament to Hankook Tire’s technology leadership and premium quality,” said Mr. Hyunjun Cho, Head of Hankook Tire OE Division. “We will continue to thrive as a premium global brand by providing innovative, top-quality tires to our partners worldwide.”

In a release by the company, Hankook states that this recognition from Honda is aligned with its commitment to delivering exceptional service and quality to its valued partners.

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