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Akebono wins Honda quality award

Posted on May 15, 2014

Akebono Brake Corp. announced it has been honored by Honda North America Inc. with its “Excellence in Quality” award for supplying advanced brake and friction material products.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Honda as a testament to our commitment to superior quality,” says Takeshi Saito, president and CEO, Akebono. “We take great pride in achieving complete customer satisfaction and this is a clear reflection of all of Akebono’s employees’ dedication and drive for success.”

Honda honored 65 of their 652 OEM suppliers for their excellence in one or more of three categories: Quality, Delivery and Value. Akebono was one of 22 suppliers recognized for Quality. This is the second year in a row that Akebono has received the “Excellence in Quality” award from Honda.

“With significant growth in our production over the next three years, driven by heavy new model activity in North America, we will continue to collaborate with suppliers to deliver leading edge technologies and the highest quality products,” says Tom Lake, vice president of North American purchasing and cost strategy, Honda.

Akebono reports it supplies brakes for more than 270 different vehicle models.  

Related Topics: Akebono Brake Corp., awards, Honda North America

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