May 30, 2019

JAMX Plant Manager, Sylvestre Mendoza, at the Honda Supplier Conference
JAMX Plant Manager, Sylvestre Mendoza, at the Honda Supplier Conference

JTEKT North America (JNA), a leader of manufacturing steering systems, driveline components, bearings and machine tools, received two supplier awards from Honda at the auto manufacturer’s annual supplier conference. Two of JNA’s 15 North American manufacturing sites were honored: JTEKT Automotive Mexico (JAMX), located in San Lois Potosi, received the Excellence in Quality and Delivery Award; and JTEKT Automotive Tennessee, Vonore (JATV), received the Excellence in Value Award.

“We are very proud to have two of our manufacturing sites recognized by Honda,” said Craig Woodford, Vice President, JNA Automotive Systems Business Unit. “JNA is committed to providing high-quality products, along with the highest level of customer service through on-time delivery and cost-competitiveness.”

Honda has more than 700 suppliers that provide products for its North American manufacturing sites and the conference recognized the top 45. Honda’s main emphasis at the two-day conference was the importance of working collaboratively to lead change and the value of innovation to strengthen future business.

“The value of our suppliers and what they contribute to Honda is critical to our success and our effort to drive innovation into our products and production processes toward the future,” said Pam Heminger, Vice President for Purchasing, Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

Honda purchased a record $33.6 billion in parts and materials for mass production from North American suppliers in 2018. This supported sales of more than 1.6 million Honda and Acura passenger vehicles last year in North America as the company continued a strong cadence of new product introductions with five completely new or refreshed models in 2018. Honda also purchased more than $1 billion in parts from its Service Parts suppliers in North America last year.

About JTEKT North America

JTEKT North America, the North American division of JTEKT Corporation, is a global supplier of automotive steering systems and driveline components, bearings, and machine tools. JTEKT is a powerhouse in the automotive steering systems industry equipping one in nearly four cars in the U.S. with a steering system. JTEKT also supplies the automotive, industrial and aerospace markets under the brands of JTEKT®, Koyo® bearings, Torsen® high-performance differentials, and Toyoda® precision machine tools. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, JTEKT North America employs more than 6000 associates in 24 facilities, including 15 manufacturing sites, across North America. For more information, visit www.jtekt-na.com 

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