EAST GRANBY, CT — IBC has announced its selection as a Honda 2017 Performance Excellence Award winner. As one of North America’s leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, safety and subassembly distributors, IBC has earned a strong reputation for flexibility and responsiveness through its ongoing management of MRO products and services for Honda’s plants in Ohio and Indiana.
With this award, Honda recognizes suppliers for meeting or exceeding performance standards within their categories, including meeting quality, cost & delivery targets, and service expectations. From its team of over 5,000 suppliers, Honda honored 15 suppliers that provide indirect products and services to five Honda manufacturing plants in Ohio and Indiana and corporate operations at Honda North America, Inc. Indirect purchasing for business and manufacturing operations in Indiana and Ohio, includes more than 3,000 suppliers and totaled $2.27 billion for calendar year 2016.
Working together with its Independent Distributor partners, McAuliffe’s Industrial, LLC and Haggard & Stocking Associates, Inc., IBC supports Honda in multiple product categories, utilizing the latest technologies to help Honda continually improve and streamline its supply chain operations.
“We are honored to be a trusted partner to Honda North America,” said Bob Linderman, Director, Strategic Account Management at IBC. “We look forward to continued success with this world class company.”
As a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), IBC helps its customers meet diversity spend goals and represents strong, like-minded independent distributors across a network of 400 branch locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Both committed to diversity and to serving the local communities where they operate, IBC and Honda have a long-standing relationship that’s resulted in numerous successful initiatives over the years.
“We are humbled to receive the Performance Excellence Award from Honda for the second consecutive year,” said Ron Nuñez, President & COO, IBC. “We are committed to remaining strategically aligned with Honda, providing them with the innovation, expertise and products they need to continue to grow and thrive.”