For the second consecutive year, Delphi Automotive Systems (NYSE: DPH - news) plants earned Productivity Improvement Awards from Honda of America.

Representatives from Honda of America presented the awards to Delphi in a ceremony today at Delphi's Anderson, Ind., generator plant. The representatives from Honda were Tom Lake, assistant manager of purchasing for Honda of America; Melissa Goubeaux and Pam Heminger, Honda purchasing coordinators; and Mark Lackey, a Honda buyer.

Delphi's Fitzgerald, Ga., and Oshawa, Ontario, operations were recognized for their production of batteries. The Anderson operation was recognized for generators, and the Juarez, Mexico, operation for cruise motors.

To qualify for the award, a supplier must initiate an activity that results in significant gains in productivity and efficiency. The supplier must also have high quality and on-time delivery standards.

"These awards are testimony to the commitment to produce the highest- quality products for customers worldwide that all of us at Delphi and Honda share," said Guy C. Hachey, Delphi vice president and president of Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems.

Koki Hirashima, president of Honda of America, said that Honda would be expecting even more from its suppliers in the future.

"We want suppliers who can give us not only very outstanding quality and on-time delivery, but also innovative solutions that can help us outdistance our competitors," Hirashima said. "Delphi sets a good example."

Delphi supplies Honda of America with batteries, generators and cruise motors for their Accord, Civic, Odyssey and Acura vehicles produced in North America.

Multi-national Delphi Automotive Systems, with headquarters in Troy, Mich., USA; Paris; Tokyo; and Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a world leader in mobile electronics and transportation components and systems technology. Delphi's three business sectors -- Dynamics & Propulsion; Safety, Thermal & Electrical Architecture; and Electronics & Mobile Communication -- provide comprehensive product solutions to complex customer needs. Delphi has approximately 216,000 employees and operates 179 wholly owned manufacturing sites, 41 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices and 31 technical centers in 39 countries. Delphi can be found on the Internet at