October 28, 2015

American Honda Distinguishes Accenture with 2015 Premier Partner Award

NEW YORK; Oct. 28, 2015 – Accenture was presented with American Honda’s distinguished Premier Partner Award for the second year at a special ceremony hosted by American Honda Executive Vice President John Mendel in Torrance, CA, on Thursday.

Accenture was recognized for managing and tracking incentive payments, reconciliation and analytics through the Honda and Acura Sales Incentives Management Platform. Accenture was selected from a pool of more than 1,000 eligible suppliers based on excellence in quality, value and customer service.

“Automakers are looking for ways to maximize their return on incentive spends by being flexible and nimble in how purchase and lease incentives are developed and administered to the dealers; and the analytics needed to support them,” said Anant Kamat, managing director in Accenture’s automotive practice and the lead for Accenture’s North American work at Honda. “We are privileged to be recognized by American Honda for our work in this area as part of the 2015 Premier Partner Award. “

Premier Partner Award recipients 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.

“We ask all Honda suppliers to join us in prioritizing the end customer above all,” said Charles Harmon, American Honda’s senior manager of procurement and corporate services. “This year’s Premier Partner Award recipients have risen to that challenge and are critical members of the extended Honda family.”

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 358,000 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$31.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2015. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

About Honda
Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 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 began building power sports products in America in 1979 and now 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. Honda also operates 14 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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