TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2019 – On Wednesday, October 2, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. President & CEO Shinji Aoyama presented Elanders Americas with Honda’s annual Premier Partner Award at a special ceremony in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Elanders Americas was recognized for providing excellent quality, value and customer service in support of Honda businesses and operations.

“It is an honor to be recognized once again by American Honda Motor Co., as a Premier Partner,” commented Jeffrey A. White, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for Elanders Americas. “Elanders is committed to developing long-term partnerships with industry leading clients such as American Honda, to help streamline their processes, improve their competitive presence, and deliver unparalleled customer service. This award is a credit to the ongoing dedication of our employees to exceed customer expectations.”

“This year marks the 60th anniversary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., a milestone that would not be possible without the strength and commitment of our supplier community,” said Charles Harmon, Senior Manager, Administration Division, American Honda. “We hold our partners in high regard and we thank them for their unwavering dedication to our business.”

Elanders Americas is a repeat winner of the award.

In addition to Elanders Americas, 14 other American Honda suppliers were honored as Honda Premier Partners. This year’s award recipients were selected from more than 1,000 eligible companies, as nominated by American Honda associates. They represent multiple industries and include small businesses and minority-owned operations.

2019 American Honda Premier Partner Recipients

Honda is committed to the establishment of long-term relationships with all of its suppliers based on mutual benefit and trust. The company works to bring greater diversity to its supply base by assisting potential ethnic minority and women-owned suppliers with workshops and other educational opportunities. The workshops provide a greater understanding of a variety of important issues including strategic alliances, capitalization and empowerment programs.

The Premier Partner award program was established in 1998 to recognize suppliers who embrace American Honda’s philosophy of exceeding customer expectations.