Pasha Distribution Services Receives Honda 2006 Premier Partner Award

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

TORRANCE, CA – American Honda Motor Co., Inc. President and CEO Koichi Kondo recently presented the company's Premier Partner Award to Pasha Distribution Services of Huntington Beach, California for excellence in quality, customer service and cost effectiveness. In a double nomination, Pasha was recognized by Honda's Industry Education group as well as the Public Relations department. Pasha arranges transportation and delivery of cars and vehicle parts that Honda donates to various educational institutions throughout the nation. In addition, Pasha provides transportation of Honda vehicles to public relations special events, such as the annual SEMA show. This is the fifth time since 1999 that Pasha has received this prestigious award, and the third year in a row for Pasha Distribution Services. Pasha was one of 15 award recipients selected from 64 suppliers nominated by American Honda associates nationwide.

"Pasha's ability to partner so well with Honda in the mutual pursuit of service excellence and social responsibility reflects our respect for the shared values of both corporations, in a relationship that spans more than three decades," said George W. Pasha, IV, president and COO of The Pasha Group.

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.

"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.

Headquartered in Corte, Madera, California, The Pasha Group is a nearly 60-year-old diversified logistics and transportation services company that provides specialized services in marine terminal management, processing and total supply chain logistics for finished and privately owned vehicles, relocation services for the U.S.Government and private corporations, domestic and international logistics management for general commodity and project cargoes, and vessel stevedoring of vehicles, steel products, general cargoes and containers.

Pasha Distribution Services is part of the Automotive and Logistics Division, providing transportation and delivery of vehicles throughout North America. This division also manages Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, which provides Roll-on/Roll-off shipping of vehicles between the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii. For more information visit and

For More Information:
Gayle Murphy Burns, The Pasha Group: (415) 927-6339
Alicia Jones, American Honda Motor Co.: (310) 781-6428