The award was presented to Bridgestone at the HUM Annual Supplier Convention held at their Swindon manufacturing plant in the UK on 1st October.
“Bridgestone is privileged and honoured to receive this award from HUM” said Tony Brown, Key Account Manager, Bridgestone Europe Original Equipment. “It shows HUM’s great appreciation of the hard work of everyone in the Bridgestone team for maintaining a 100% delivery record throughout 2012.”
This 100% delivery record was achieved after changes to Honda Motor Europe’s production plans at the beginning of the year, which called for big increases in tyre volumes for the Jazz in a short amount of time. Bridgestone was able to source additional tyres from Japan at very short notice, and maintain supply without any disruption to the HUM production lines.
Bridgestone supplies tyres to HUM for the Civic and Jazz models. The Honda Civic is equipped with size 225/45R17 produced at the Bridgestone Poznan plant in Poland; the Honda Jazz is fitted with tyres (size 185/55R16) sourced from Bridgestone Corporation.
The Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd Supplier Award programme is designed to recognize and honour suppliers that meet the high performance standards set by Honda.
About Bridgestone Europe
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU), with European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. Bridgestone Europe operates an R&D center, 8 plants and offices in more than 30 European countries, with over 13,000 employees. BSEU’s premium tyres are sold both within Europe and globally.