Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2008

March 11, 2009

ERLANGER, Ky. (March 10, 2009) - OTICS USA Inc., DENSO International America, Inc., and Johnson Controls, Inc., were recognized by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) as Superior Award winners at its Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM) today. Superior Awards are awarded to suppliers who demonstrate exceptional performance.

These awards were presented today at Toyota’s 13th ABM at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, bringing together approximately 500 of Toyota’s North American suppliers. In the U.S., there are approximately 63,000 supplier jobs in 38 states that are dedicated to Toyota. Toyota collectively spent nearly $30 billion on parts, goods and services last year in North America.

The ABM is an opportunity for Toyota and its suppliers to communicate objectives for the current year, enhance relationships and recognize top suppliers who exceeded the company’s expectations in the following areas: Quality, Value Improvement, Supplier Diversity, Technology and Launch Performance.

“Toyota values the contribution of our 500 North American suppliers,” said Tetsuo Agata, president of TEMA. “We are grateful for their continued support during these difficult economic times. Our future success here is directly linked to the success of our suppliers.”

Current and potential suppliers who wish to do business with Toyota can visit http://www.toyotasupplier.com/ for information on the company’s purchasing policies, principles and supplier diversity efforts.

TEMA 2008 Supplier Award Recipients

 

QUALITY AWARDS

Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate quality in

production, delivery, warranty and service

Supplier

Location

Commodity

Award

OTICS USA Inc.

Morristown, Tenn.

Camshaft bearing caps, fuel pipe, value rockers

Superior

ADVICS North America, Inc., ATTC Manufacturing, Inc.

Tell City, Ind.

Brake drums/rotors

Excellent

Aisin Light Metals, LLC.

London, Ky.

Bumper reinforcements

Excellent

Delphi Powertrain-Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Valve lash adjustors

Excellent

DENSO Body Division, Instrument Cluster Plant

Marysville, Tenn.

Combination meter, relays, switches

Excellent

DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, SA Division

Marysville, Tenn.

Starter assembly, alternators

Excellent

DENSO Logistics Center Tennessee (DLTN)

Monterrey Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Door buzzer, clock, knock sensor, horn, A/C control, others

Excellent

DENSO Mfg. Athens

C/P Division

Athens, Tenn.

Ignition coils, crank sensor, spark plugs, oxygen sensors, air fuel ratio sensor

Excellent

DENSO Mfg. Athens

F/I Division

Athens, Tenn.

Fuel injectors

Excellent

Associated Fuel Pump Systems Corp. (DENSO)

Anderson, S. Ca.

Fuel pump

Excellent

WEASTEC Inc. (DENSO)

Hillsboro, Ohio

Crank position sensors

Excellent

Diamond Electric Mfg. Corp.

Eleanor, W. Va.

Ignition coils

Excellent

Emhart Teknologies

Hopkinsville, Ky.

Rivet fasteners

Excellent

Midway Products Group, Inc.

Hudson, Ind.

Heat isolators, exhaust manifold stays, oil pan sub-assemblies, brake actuator bracket, surge tank stay, bumper end retainer, radiator grille bracket

Excellent

MPC Inc.

Walworth, Wis.

Water inlet, hose protection

Excellent

SHIROKI North America, Inc.

Smithville, Tenn.

Seat lock stricker, seat legs, seat adjustors, cushion frame, seat lock cable, rear seat back frame

Excellent

U.S. Engine Valve Company

Westminster, S. Ca.

Intake/exhaust valves

Excellent

Yazaki North America

Cambridge, Ont.

Relay block assembly

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

Superior

MAHLE, Inc.

Farmington Mills, Mich.

Pistons, engine bearings

Excellent

Superior Industries International, Inc.

Van Nuys, Calif.

Aluminum wheels

Excellent

Vascor, Ltd.

Georgetown, Ky.

Transportation

Excellent

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY AWARDS

Awarded to suppliers who implement supplier diversity activities and targets

Supplier

N.A. Corporate Location

Commodity

Award

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Milwaukee, Wis.

Seats

Superior

TK Holdings Inc.

Auburn Hill, Mich.

Air bags, seat belts, steering wheels

Special Recognition

SHIROKI North America, Inc.

Smithville, Tenn.

Door locks, seat adjusters, window motors

Special Recognition

Yazaki North America

Canton, Mich.

Switches, wire harnesses, interior lighting

Special Recognition

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate safety,

quality, cost and environmental leadership

Supplier

N.A. Corporate Location

Commodity

Award

Autoliv Americas

Ogden, Utah

Air bags

Excellent

Gentex Corporation

Zeeland, Mich.

Mirrors

Excellent

Hi-Lex America, Inc.

Takarazuka, Japan/Battle Creek, Mich.

Redesigned trans cable retainer

Excellent

International Automotive Components

Dearborn, Mich.

Blow-molded deck board

Excellent

Panasonic Automotive Systems Co. of America/Japan

Peachtree City, Ga.

USB/iPod interface & jack

Excellent

LAUNCH AWARDS

Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate quality and delivery for new vehicles

Supplier

Location

Commodity

Award

Aisin Manufacturing California

Stockton, Calif.

Door frames

Excellent

Delphi Furukawa

Juarez, Mexico

Wire harnesses

Excellent

Kyoho Manufacturing

Stockton, Calif.

Assembly stampings, body shell

Excellent

Midway Products Group Inc.

Hudson, Ind.

Body stampings

Excellent

Polycon/Decoma

Guelph, Ont.

Body side moldings

Excellent

Taiho

Tiffin, Ohio

Engine bearings

Excellent

Tenneco Inc.

Awarded in Smithville, TN

Exhaust systems

Excellent

Toyotetsu Canada

Simcoe, Ont.

Frame assembly, suspension stampings

Excellent

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