American Honda Recognizes RR Donnelley with Premier Partner Award
CHICAGO—June 13, 2012—R. R. Donnelley & Sons announced that American Honda has recognized it as a top supplier with its Premier Partner Award.
American Honda Motor President and CEO Tetsuo Iwamura presented the company’s Premier Partner Award to RR Donnelley on May 31, 2012, for excellence in providing a range of products and services, including labels, forms and other documents. RR Donnelley was one of 15 award recipients selected from 41 suppliers nominated by American Honda associates nationwide.
“We are very proud that our team serving American Honda has been recognized for delivering outstanding quality and service in the customized products that we provide,” said John Paloian, RR Donnelley’s chief operating officer.
The Premier Partner Awards were established in 1998 to recognize suppliers who embrace American Honda’s philosophy of exceeding customer expectations. This year’s award winners represent excellence in a variety of industries including logistics, transportation, marketing, consulting, security and much more.
“Today we acknowledge an outstanding group of suppliers who exemplify Honda’s philosophy of delivering the highest possible value to our customers through quality products and customer service,” said Gary Kessler, American Honda’s senior vice president of Human Resources, Administration and Corporate Affairs. “With all of the different facets of our business, we appreciate the outstanding support from these dedicated organizations and thank them for their contribution to Honda’s success.”
Based on Honda’s longstanding commitment to “build products close to the customer” Honda currently operates 14 manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and automatic transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, and Honda power equipment products such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Honda started local production in the U.S. with motorcycles in 1979. In 1982, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to produce passenger cars in the U.S. Honda has continued to expand its local production capabilities, and cumulative automobile production in North America surpassed 23 million units in 2011.
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.