Honda recently honored 16 suppliers that provide indirect products and services to five Honda automotive plants in Ohio and Indiana. Driven by record auto production in North America in 2014, Honda also announced that purchasing for Maintenance, Repair and Operational (MRO) services in the Central Region set a record of $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ending March 2015.
The MRO purchasing milestone resulted in the production of 905,485 automobiles in the region at three auto plants in Marysville and East Liberty, Ohio, and Greensburg, Ind. MRO purchasing also supports operations of Honda’s engine plant in Anna, Ohio and transmission plant in Russells Point, Ohio.
Different from suppliers that provide parts and materials for the mass production of Honda products, the more than 5,000 MRO suppliers support Honda plants by providing a wide variety of equipment, products and services that support the manufacturing of automobiles, as well as their engines and transmissions. These companies include local businesses as well as national companies, and many have grown along with the expansion of Honda’s automobile manufacturing in North America since Honda began U.S. auto production at the Marysville Auto Plant in 1982.