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American Honda Recognizes EMC Corporation as a Top Supplier with Premier Partner Award


Hopkinton, Mass.-Monday, November 13, 2006, EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced that American Honda Motor Co., Inc. recognized EMC for its excellence in providing information management and storage systems, software and solutions to manage Honda’s ever-increasing volume of information. EMC was one of 15 award recipients selected from 64 suppliers nominated by American Honda associates nationwide.

Frank Hauck, EMC’s Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Customer Quality, said, “We are truly honored to be honored among Honda’s top suppliers. EMC always strives to provide the most advanced technology solutions and services needed to enable customers, like Honda, to store, protect, leverage and optimize their critical business information. We’re proud to be recipients of Honda’s prestigious Premier Partner Award.”

The Premier Partner Awards were established in 1998 to recognize suppliers who embrace American Honda’s philosophy of exceeding customer expectations. This year’s award recipients represent excellence in a variety of industries including electronic security services, hardware and software storage, production of auto show displays, research, advertising and much more.

“Today, American Honda is pleased to acknowledge the exceptional contributions of these 15 organizations who share Honda’s core values of customer satisfaction and quality,” said Gary Kessler, American Honda’s senior vice president of human resources and administration. “The efforts and contributions of these fine organizations are essential to our never ending pursuit to provide products and services which exceed the expectations of our customers.”

Honda is one of the world’s leading producers of mobility products including its diverse line-up of automobiles, motorcycles and ATVs, power products, marine engines and personal watercraft. Honda is the world’s preeminent engine-maker, with annual worldwide production of more than 20 million engines. On a global basis, Honda has more than 130 manufacturing facilities in 29 nations.

Honda began operations in North America in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda’s first overseas subsidiary. Honda began assembling motorcycles in America in 1979, with U.S. automobile manufacturing starting in 1982. Honda now employs more than 28,000 Americans in the design, manufacture and marketing of its products in America. Honda currently builds products in 13 manufacturing plants in North America, with three major R&D centers in the U.S.

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