Our Special Correspondent
LAHORE: Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Ltd. has always valued its
relationship with local vendors. To cherish this association the
Annual Vendors Conference, 2018 was recently held by Honda Atlas Cars
Pakistan Ltd at Holiday Inn Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok. CEOs and
Directors from 45 vendor companies joined the event. Honda Atlas cars
Pakistan Ltd.President/CEO Mr Hironobu Yoshimura with Director
Purchasing Asian Honda Mr Katsuhiro Harada and HACPL top management
were present at the event.
The main highlight of the conference was the expansion of localization
in near future. HACPL is stepping ahead for more localization
especially focusing on functional & High tech parts. HACPL will
enhance and transfer knowledge and expertise to the local vendors to
achieve the desired results.
Topics under discussion at the conference were Current status of
localization & Future localization strategy, Ongoing Honda Good
practices, Environment improvement activities & Honda Quality culture
Mr. Katsuhiro Harada Director ASH Purchasing addressed to the
participants and highlighted the importance of HACPL business among AO
region & the efforts HACPL is making for localization expansion. The
recently launched new models of Civic & BR-V are a clear evidence of
HACPL sincere commitment to localization.
The ceremony concluded with award distributions by Mr. Hironobu
Yoshimura (President/CEO of HACPL), Mr. Maqsood Ur Rehman Rehmani (VP
Administration & HR) & Mr. Asif Mahmood Pirzada (GM Purchasing).
Amongst the accolades distributed to the vendors were Best Quality
Achievement Awards, Cost Improvement Awards, Best Parts Delivery,
Parts Development Awards, Environment Excellence award.
The conference became more exciting and fruitful as the participants
were taken to visit Thai vendors. Industrial visits of Thailand’s 6
Suppliers were also arranged. The visits were well appreciated by
local Vendors who were offered the opportunity to learn new ideas that
could be effectively implemented at their workplace.