On October 2, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. President and CEO Shinji Aoyama presented Ansira with the auto brand’s annual Premier Partner Award at a special ceremony in Manhattan Beach, California. Premier Partners are recognized for providing excellent quality, value, and customer service in support of Honda businesses and operations.

This is the first time Ansira has received the award.

Including Ansira, 15 suppliers took home honors. 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.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Premier Partner this year for our commitment to delivering exceptional client service and our continued dedication to American Honda,” says Ansira CEO Laurie MacLaren. “No matter where or when customers engage with American Honda, our team is committed to helping the brand exceed customer expectations across all touchpoints.”

“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,” says Administration Division Senior Manager Charles Harmon. “We hold our partners in high regard, and we thank them for their unwavering dedication to our business.”

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.

Established in 1998, the Premier Partner award program recognizes suppliers who embrace American Honda’s philosophy of exceeding customer expectations. Read about how we exceeded Honda’s expectations in this case study.