Power Equipment Trade magazine has named the Honda Engines Training and Certification System (TACS) as a recipient of its 2011 Dealers Choice Award. The TACS system was designated as the winner within the business services category, selected by Power Equipment Trade dealer readers and other qualified dealers via an online and in-person ballot system in conjunction with the 2011 GIE+EXPO trade show.
The editors of Power Equipment Trade solicited product nominations from all GIE+EXPO exhibitors and selected up to five finalists in each category for this sixth annual award competition. This year, nearly 400 lawn and garden power equipment dealers participated in the award voting process.
The Honda Engines TACS system provides web-based service training and certification to Honda Engine distributors and more than 14,000 Honda Engine dealers nationwide. The easy-to-use system allows dealer and distributor personnel to complete the latest Honda Engines product and technical training at their own pace while at the dealership. For dealers and distributors, participating in flexible, online educational modules and eliminating the need to travel to an off-site training facility can save significant time and money.
"Being named a dealers choice award winner by Power Equipment Trade dealer participants is certainly an honor for Honda Engines, and the recognition is testament to the efforts and innovative thinking of our entire team of product developers," said Honda Power Equipment vice president, Scott Conner. "The TACS platform, designed specifically for our in-dealership personnel, is an easy-to-navigate, cost-effective module that provides our broad dealer and distributor network vital product technical training."
Honda received the award at the GIE+EXPO trade show in Louisville, Kentucky during the last week of October.
Honda is the world’s largest engine manufacturer, having sold more than 27 million units in 2010 across all of its global product lines. The company’s general purpose engine products are characterized by the same technology that is behind the Honda reputation for unparalleled durability, quality and reliability.
Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., markets a complete range of outdoor power equipment, including outboard marine engines, general purpose engines, generators, lawnmowers, pumps, snowblowers, tillers and trimmers for commercial, rental and residential applications. Its comprehensive product line is powered exclusively by 4-stroke engines.
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