Fishers, Indiana, June 21, 2019 – Stratosphere Quality was selected as one of 22 Honda suppliers that provide indirect products and services to its manufacturing plants in North America, to receive the prestigious Honda Indirect Procurement Suppliers Award. Stratosphere Quality accepted the award at the annual Honda Indirect Procurement Supplier Conference held at the Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center in Powell, Ohio.
Kyle Coffinger, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Stratosphere Quality, accepted the award at the annual conference. “To say this is an honor is an understatement. This award for performance excellence directly ties to our mission and culture. One that is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of quality. Our employees deserve all the recognition for this accomplishment. Their dedication and drive to deliver above and beyond, day in and day out, is what sets us apart. To be chosen from a large pool of suppliers is an incredible achievement.”
Award-winning suppliers were selected for achievements in the categories of Special Recognition, Outstanding Value and Performance Excellence, as well as the Supplier of the Year during a ceremony. Stratosphere Quality was selected from the more than 2,200 suppliers that provide equipment, products, and services to Honda manufacturing plants and corporate functions across North America.
“Our suppliers and business partners make us a stronger company, helping us realize innovation and advancement, by delivering the benefits the marketplace has to offer,” said Monica Oliverio, department manager of the North American Indirect Procurement Department at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. “This complementary and valued relationship is an important part of our mutual success.”
Indirect purchasing for business and manufacturing operations in North America totaled nearly $2.3 billion for the calendar year 2018.
About Stratosphere Quality
Stratosphere Quality, founded in 2009, is a leading global provider of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions, including sorting and inspection services, to manufacturers of parts and components in the automotive, medical device, electronics, home appliance, and recreational vehicle industries. Headquartered just northeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stratosphere Quality has a geographic reach of US states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and China. www.stratospherequality.com
60th Anniversary of Honda in America
Honda marked its 60th anniversary in America on June 11, 2019, and will reach 40 years of production in America in Sept. 2019. Honda established its first U.S. business operation in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1959. Today, Honda employs more than 31,000 associates in the development, manufacturing, sales and servicing of Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda power equipment and powersports products, the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines.
Based on its longstanding commitment to “build products close to the customer,” Honda operates 12 major manufacturing facilities in America, working with more than 600 suppliers in the region to produce roughly 4 million products annually for customers locally and globally. In 2018, almost two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Honda also operates 14 major research and development centers in the U.S. with the capacity to fully design, develop and engineer many of the products Honda produces in America, including Honda and Acura automobiles, Honda side-by-side vehicles and power equipment, as well as the HondaJet.