NEW YORK; Oct. 16, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) received American Honda’s distinguished Premier Partner Award for its sales incentive management and reporting solutions in a ceremony hosted by American Honda President and CEO Takuji Yamada in Torrance, CA. The award recognizes Accenture for excellence in quality, value and customer service.
“This award is a testament to the Accenture teams that are working closely with Honda associates to deliver outcomes in the area of incentive management and reporting” said Anant Kamat, managing director in the Automotive Practice at Accenture.
Premier Partner Award winners play a unique role in supporting Honda businesses and operations, including Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, general purpose engines and the HondaJet advanced light jet.
“Amid record sales and continued strength across Honda companies, we are asking our suppliers to renew their commitment to exceptional quality and service,” said Charles Harmon, American Honda’s senior manager of procurement and corporate services. “We thank the outstanding organizations recognized today for answering that call and helping Honda to deliver on our own promise to our customers.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 305,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs nearly 40,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion.
Based on its longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer," Honda operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, and the HondaJet advanced light jet.
Eight Honda auto plants in the region, including four in the U.S., have the capacity to produce 1.92 million automobiles each year. In 2013, more than 94 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America. Those plants today manufacture 11 different models, including four passenger cars and seven light trucks using domestic and globally sourced parts. A fifth U.S. auto plant, the Performance Manufacturing Center, is under construction in Marysville, Ohio, and next year will become the exclusive global production location for the next generation Acura NSX supercar.
Honda also operates 16 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in North America.
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