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EMPLOYEES AT MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUTOMOTIVE AMERICA ACCEPT
2001 HONDA SUPPLIER AWARD FOR QUALITY AND DELIVERY
Mason, Ohio, May 20, 2002 --- Honda executives will visit Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America’s (MEAA) Mason, Ohio headquarters and manufacturing plant Tuesday, May 21 at 9:00 am to personally present employees with their 2001 supplier award. Mitsubishi Electric is one of only seven companies to receive the double award for quality and delivery out of approximately 500 domestic Honda suppliers. This is the second year MEAA has won both designations.
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America manufactures 400,000 alternators a year for the Honda Civic. The alternators are shipped to Honda of America Mfg.’s engine plant at Anna, Ohio, where they are assembled onto the engines before moving to Honda’s East Liberty plant for installation in the car. Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America also manufactures starters for the Honda Accord assembled at Honda of America’s Marysville auto plant.
In 2001, Honda of America Mfg. Honda’s largest manufacturing complex in North America---purchased a record $7.6 billion in parts from 454 raw materials and original equipment manufacturers throughout North America. Out of this supplier base, 84 received awards for exceptional performance in the areas of quality, delivery and productivity improvement.
"Mitsubishi Electric shipped more than 812,000 parts to Honda during our last fiscal year, with zero defects. In addition, they met our delivery requirements for correct time, quantity and labeling," said Dane Daring, Honda of America Mfg. Purchasing manager at the Anna engine plant. "We know it takes a dedicated team to make all these things come together. We congratulate Mitsubishi Electric on their outstanding achievement."
"We are very, very pleased to once again be recognized by Honda as a key supplier," said Mickey Kurisaki, president of Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America. "This recognition means a great deal to our employees who work hard to ensure we deliver quality products on time."
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America (MEAA)
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America (MEAA), a U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan, was established in 1979 in response to the continued growth in the North America automotive business. MEAA offers all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing, distribution and service of electrical and electronic systems and components for automobile manufacturers and industrial engine manufacturers. Superior, advanced products, coupled with responsive customer support activities, have positioned MEAA as one of the most respectable OEM suppliers in the industry.
For more information visit www.meaa-mea.com.
Media Contacts:
Cayce Blanchard
714/229-3837
cayce.blanchard@meus.mea.com or
Matt Rosen
513/398-2220
mrosen@meaa.mea.com