Adient honors leading suppliers for commitment to excellence in 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 14:17
adient logo Adient (NYSE: ADNT), the world's largest automotive seating supplier, has named its 2017 Supplier Performance Award winners, recognizing 53 suppliers for their leadership and excellence.
 
The suppliers were honored during the company's annual Supplier Expectation Day held in Detroit.

Bruce McDonald, chairman and CEO for Adient, addresses 53 of Adient's top suppliers at Supplier Expectation Day.

"We congratulate all of our outstanding suppliers who share our commitment to excellence," said Bruce McDonald, chairman and CEO for Adient.  "Through their dedication, focus and hard work, these partners continue to help us deliver industry-leading products for our global customers."

Adient debuted as an independent, publically traded company after its separation from Johnson Controls on Oct. 31, 2016.
adient awards 2017Suppliers from around the world were recognized for their exceptional performance in the categories of quality, cost, logistics, development, technology and service. The awards are presented in four levels of accomplishment – platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

"Adient relies on its suppliers to be innovative, enhance collaboration and share in our core values," said Kelly Bysouth, vice president of global procurement and supply chain. "Every year, our suppliers continue to impress us with their commitment to excellence."

The Platinum 2017 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:
    
Kenwal Steel Corporation     Dearborn, Michigan

The Gold 2017 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

AWL Techniek B.V.     Harderwijk, Netherlands
Leoni Wiring Systems     Nuernberg, Germany
EDS Manufacturing Inc.     Nogales, Arizona
Multitech     Carol Stream, Illinois
Iteco spol. s.r.o.     Zilina, Slovakia

The Silver 2017 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

Tooling Systems Group     Grand Rapids, Michigan
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.     Seattle, Washington
Aktrion Group     Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
Atlas Copco Industrial Technique AB     Stockholm, Sweden
Higa s.r.o     Trenčín, Slovakia
Asmo Co. Itd.     Kosai City, Japan
Kopur d.o.o     Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems     Tokyo, Japan
Flamm Syscomp GmbH & Co.KG     Hennigsdorf, Germany
Sinflex -Indústria de Molas Técnicas, Lda.     São João da Madeira, Portugal
Grand Rapids Controls Company LLC     Rockford, Michigan
SSAB EMEA AB     Borlänge, Sweden
ATF Inc.     Chicago, Illinois
Sanjo Fineblanking Barcelona S.A.U.     Barcelona, Spain
Mistra-Autex AS     Harju Maakond, Estonia
Kostel Promet d.o.o.     Pregrada, Croatia
Fujikura Automotive America LLC     Tokyo, Japan
Xcellent Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.     Chonburi, Thailand
TF-METAL Co., Ltd     Kosai Shiuoka, Japan
Ucler Kelpce ve Yedek Parca Sanayi ve Ticaret    Bursa, Turkey
Wolverine Corporation     Saint Joseph, Michigan
    
The Bronze 2017 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:
    
MS Companies     Indianapolis, Indiana
DSSI LLC     Farmington Hills, Michigan
Acumen Distribution Ltd.     Nothampton, United Kingdom
Hinkle Manufacturing Inc.     Perrysburg, Ohio
Kimberly Lighting LLC     Clarkston, Michigan
Transportadora Sulista S.A.     São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Creative Logistics & Warehousing     LaVergne, Tennessee
Omega Technology Plastic GmbH & Co. KG     Diepholz, Germany
Juta a.s.     Dvůr Králové nad Labem, Czech Republic
Boltun Corporation     Tainan, Taiwan
Fietz Thermoplast GmbH     Radevormwald, Germany
Giebeler GmbH     Eschenburg, Germany
Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding B.V.     Helmond, Netherlands
Lisi Automotive Former     Delle Cedex, France
Zaklady Metalowe Postep S.A.     Gliwice, Poland
Specialty Screw Corporation     Rockford, Illinois
GGB Bearing Technology     Thorofare, New Jersey
Unique Fabricating Inc.     Auburn Hills, Michigan
Robert Bosch GmbH     Bühl, Germany
SC Gic Nosaq Metal SRL     Arges, Romania
PTX Textiles Inc.     Clemmons, North Carolina
Alex Products Inc.     Ridgeville Corners, Ohio
Automatic Spring Products Corporation     Grand Haven, Michigan
Milliken & Company     Spartanburg, South Carolina
Paul Craemer GmbH     Herzebrock-Clarholz, Germany
Müller-Technik GmbH     Steinfeld, Germany

Adient also presented Leadership Awards to the following suppliers:

Global Growth – AWL Techniek B.V. and Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems
Operational Excellence – Fujikura Automotive America LLC
Supplier Diversity – EDS Manufacturing Inc.
Innovation – Paul Craemer GmbH

About Adient:
Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With 86,000 employees operating 237 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million vehicles every year.