Toyota recognizes its top North American suppliers

RP news wires, Toyota Material Handling

DENSO, Johnson Controls Inc. and MAHLE earned top recognition from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. (TEMA) at its annual supplier business meeting (ABM). The awards recognize suppliers who exceeded the company’s expectations in several areas.

“As Toyota redoubles its efforts to improve quality, our suppliers’ commitment to flexibility and continuous improvement is crucial to Toyota now more than ever,” said Tetsuo Agata, TEMA president. “Our supplier partners are working with us to assure the best possible product for our customers.”

Now in its 14th year, ABM allows TEMA to discuss business objectives with direct suppliers in preparation for the upcoming fiscal year. Held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky., ABM brings together approximately 800 attendees from across North America. In the U.S. alone, there are about 63,000 supplier jobs across 38 states dedicated to Toyota. Moreover, Toyota collectively spent nearly $25 billion on parts, goods and services last year in North America.

Potential suppliers who wish to do business with Toyota can visit www.ToyotaSupplier.com for information on the company’s purchasing policies, principles and supplier diversity efforts.

TEMA 2009 Supplier Award Recipients

QUALITY AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate quality in production, performance, delivery, warranty and service

 

Supplier

Location

Commodity

Award

Aisin Light Metals, LLC.

London, Ky.

Bumper reinforcements

Excellent

American Fine Sinter, Co. Ltd.

Tiffin, Ohio

Valve seats

Excellent

DENSO International America, Inc.

Southfield, Mich.

Multiple commodities

Superior

DTR Tennessee, Inc.

Midway , Tenn.

Anti-Vibration Rubber

Excellent

Franklin Precision Industry, Inc. (Systex Products Arkansas Corp.)

Osceola , Ark.

Engine Plastics

Excellent

Intat Precision, Inc.

Rushville , Ind.

Iron Castings

Excellent

International Crankshaft Inc

Georgetown , Ky.

Forged Crankshafts

Excellent

Jernberg Division of HHI Forging

Chicago , Ill.

Wheel hubs

Excellent

MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc.

Farmington Mills, Mich.

Multiple commodities

Superior

Mitchell Plastics

Kitchener, Ontario Canada

Stampings, brackets, oil pans, fuel tank straps & hinges

Excellent

OTICS USA Inc.

Morristown, Tenn.

Camshaft bearing caps, fuel pipe, value rockers

Excellent

U.S. Engine Valve

Westminster, S.C.

Intake/exhaust valves

Excellent

VALUE IMPROVEMENT AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate value and cost competitiveness

 

Supplier

N.A. Corporate Location

Commodity

Award

DENSO International America, Inc.

Southfield, Mich.

Multiple commodities

Excellent

TRW Automotive Electronics

Livonia, Mich.

Air bag sensors, wireless door locks, tire pressure monitoring

Excellent

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who implement supplier diversity activities and targets

 

Supplier

N.A. Corporate Location

Commodity

Award

Diversity – Vuteq, LLC.

New Albany, Miss.

Interior plastics

Special Recognition

Exide Technologies

Milton, Ga.

Batteries

Special Recognition

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Milwaukee, Wis.

Seats

Superior

Shape Corp.

Grand Haven, Mich.

Impact beams and energy management absorbers

Special Recognition

Walbridge

Detroit, Mich.

Construction services

Special Recognition

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate safety, quality, cost and environmental leadership

 

Supplier

N.A. Corporate Location

Commodity

Award

DENSO International America, Inc.

Southfield, Mich.

Compact TFT Module

Excellent

Keiper LLC

Troy, Mich.

Seat floor locks, recliners

Excellent

Magna Seating

Novi, Mich.

Seat recliner assemblies

Excellent

Sika Corporation

Lundhurst, N.J.

NVH components & sealers

Excellent

Valeo Lighting Systems and
Valeo Sylvania Co., LLC

Seymour, Ind.

Lighting

Excellent

LAUNCH AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate quality and delivery for new vehicles

 

Supplier

Location

Commodity

Award

D.A. Inc.

Hudson, Ind.

Stamping

Excellent

F&P America Manufacturing, Inc.

Troy, Ohio

Rear suspension frame

Excellent

Midway Products Group

Charlestown, Ind.

Assembly

Excellent

LG Fox, Inc.

Princeton, Ind.

Construction & Assembly

Excellent

TEAM AWARD
Total Exceptional Achievement for Manufacturing Award for suppliers that excel in overall performance

 

Supplier

N.A. Corporate Location

Commodity

Award

DENSO International America, Inc.

Southfield, Mich.

Multiple commodities

Total Performance

About Toyota
Toyota established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold more than 2.05 million vehicles in 2009. Toyota directly employs more than 40,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals more than $25 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350

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