Power Equipment Direct Celebrates Honda's 50 Millionth Unit

Milestone Marks Thriving Relationship Between Companies

BOLINGBROOK, IL (December 06, 2018) - Power Equipment Direct (PED), a nationwide eCommerce retailer of home specialty products, has purchased the 50 millionth power equipment product manufactured by Honda Power Equipment, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. The commemorative product was an EU3000is portable inverter generator.

Honda at PED Group Photo The milestone was marked at a special ceremony held at Power Equipment Direct headquarters in Bolingbrook, Ill. In attendance from American Honda’s Power Equipment Group were Senior Manager Dan Sherlock, Regional Sales Manager Billy Hammons, and District Sales Manager Bob Stan.

Representing Power Equipment Direct were President & Chief Operating Officer Anthony Weir, VP of Merchandising Karen Bloomfield, and Category Manager Tony Composono.

Since 2011, the two companies have had a growing relationship. Today, Power Equipment Direct sells a wide selection of Honda products, including electric generators, small gas engines, outboard motors, snow blowers, lawn mowers, and more.



"I have been with Honda for more than 25 years; in that time I have seen 20 million products built, and can say that this accomplishment wouldn't have been possible without the people at PED, who have done a tremendous job selling our product," says District Sales Manager Stan.

To date, Honda has produced nearly 54,000 power equipment products for Power Equipment Direct. The special portable inverter generator was the 50 millionth product Honda has shipped since it began sales of outdoor power equipment in the United States in 1972.

More than 75 percent of Honda power products sold in America are produced using domestic and globally sourced parts at the Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. (HPE) facility in Swepsonville, North Carolina.

“From the very first generator designed and manufactured by Honda, this generator represents the undeniable quality and reliability that makes Honda the best in the world," says Daniel Sherlock, senior manager, Power Equipment Group. "I couldn’t be more proud of Honda, and PED as an integral member of the Honda family.”

“This is a true milestone for PED, a company that began out of our founder’s basement sixteen years ago,” says Power Equipment Direct President Weir. “We are grateful for our long-term relationship with Honda and look forward to many future years together.”

Power Equipment Direct was founded in 2002 with the goal of making buying technical products simple. Founded in 1953, Honda Power Products applies engine technologies in ways useful for people’s daily lives and work situations, helping them realize "The Power of Dreams."
All media queries directed to:
Chris Isit
Power Equipment Direct, Inc.
800-710-7499 x301
cisit@pedstores.com

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