Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) presents with pride the holding of the 5th Body Repair and Paint National Technicians' Contest on November 21, 2010 (Sunday) at Honda Cars Batangas.

The event, which is held every other year, highlights the skills of associates from the Body Repair and Paint areas. Participants for this year are thirty-three (33) associates from eleven (11) dealers namely, Honda Cars Quezon City, Honda Cars Kalookan, Honda Cars Pangasinan, Honda Cars Manila, Honda Cars Tarlac, Honda Cars Laguna, Honda Cars Isabela, Honda Cars Ilocos Norte, Honda Cars Cavite, Honda Cars Batangas and Honda Cars Nueva Ecija. Honda Cars Bulacan associates shall appear as guest participants in this competition.

The contest will be judged according to the participants' skills in repair process following Honda's procedural and time standards. Honda Cars Philippines for the past several years had been advocating the use of high efficiency and quality BP tools which includes, among others, body aligner, metal inert gas (MIG) and spot welding machines, air saw panel cutting tools, and the use of dry sanding process, dust-free masking paper, and two (2)-system paint booth. HCPI and its selected dealers are also engaged in developing in-house BP technicians instead of relying on outside contractors in doing repair of customers' cars to assure the quality of service. The training programs are patterned to the Global Honda standards with the support and cooperation of accredited paint and equipment suppliers. Part of the training is towards Honda's solid commitment in environment protection, and safety. As paint partly contributes to the deposit of harmful fumes to the environment, Honda teaches proper painting techniques and uses HVLP (high volume, low pressure) spray paint equipment which lessens overspray, improves transfer efficiency and lessens paint wastage. These measures conform to its longtime environment pledge to leave blue skies for our children, as initiated by Honda's founder, Soichiro Honda way back in 1966.

Apart from honing repair and painting skills, the competition also aims to enhance correct BP repair estimation, again following Honda standards. All these efforts are eventually towards improving Honda's overall services to our valued clients.

Event partners that support this endeavor include DUPONT Far East Inc., Philippines, Paint Marketing Company Philippines, Inc. (NIPPON), Blue Lazer Corporation (KANSAI), PPG Industries Sales, Inc., Emicor, Inc., Three Bond, E. Bros & Company, Inc., 3M Philippines, Suburbia Automotive Ventures, Inc. (SAVI), and Welcome Export.