Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2010

DTR Industries, MAHLE, OTICS and U.S. Engine Valve Earn Highest Honors
March 15, 2011
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 15, 2011) – DTR Industries, MAHLE, OTICS and U.S. Engine Valve, earned top recognition from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) at its annual supplier business meeting today.  The awards recognize suppliers who exceeded the company’s expectations in several categories.
 
DTR Industries located in Bluffton, Ohio; MAHLE in Farmington Hills, Michigan; OTICS in Morristown, Tennessee and U.S. Engine Valve in Westminster, South Carolina all received TEMA’s Superior Award for quality performance.  
 
During today’s meeting, TEMA discussed business objectives with direct and indirect suppliers in preparation for the fiscal year beginning April 1.  Held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, the meeting brings together approximately 900 attendees from across North America. 
 
Toyota collectively spent nearly $25 billion on parts, goods and services last year in North America.  In the U.S. alone, there are about 50,000 supplier jobs dedicated to Toyota across more than 30 states.
 
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 2010 Supplier Award Recipients
  
QUALITY PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate quality in production, performance, delivery, warranty and service
Supplier
Location
Commodity
Award
Aisin World Corp. of America
Crothersville, Ind.
Friction, Material for transmission
Excellent
DENSO International America, Inc.
Associated Fuel Pump Systems Corporation
Anderson, S.C.
Fuel pump assembly
Excellent
DENSO International America, Inc.
DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, Inc. F/I Division
Athens, Tenn.
Fuel injector
Excellent
DENSO International America, Inc.
DMAR-SPARC
Osceola, Ark.
Cooling fan, HVAC
Excellent
DENSO International America, Inc.
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Body Division Electronics Plant
Maryville, Tenn.
ECU, HVAC
Excellent
DENSO International America, Inc.
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Body Division Instrument Cluster Plant
Maryville, Tenn.
Combination meter, Relays, Flasher assembly, Switches
Excellent
DTR Industries, Inc.
Bluffton, Ohio
Anti vibration rubber
Superior
International Crankshaft Inc
Georgetown , Ky.
Crankshaft
Excellent
MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc.
Farmington Mills, Mich.
Pistons, Engine bearings
Superior
OTICS USA Inc.
Morristown, Tenn.
Large die casting, Machining, Hot forging
Superior
U.S. Engine Valve
Westminster, S.C.
Engine valves
Superior
 
VALUE IMPROVEMENT AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate value and cost competitiveness
Supplier
N.A. Corporate Location
Commodity
Award
Arvin Sango, Inc.
Madison, Ind.
Exhaust
Excellent
DENSO International America, Inc.
Southfield, Mich.
Electrical components
Excellent
  
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who implement supplier diversity activities and targets
Supplier
N.A. Corporate Location
Commodity
Award
Delphi Automotive
Troy, Mich.
ECUs, Sensors, HVAC, Multi media,  Wire harness
Special Recognition
FIC America Corp.
Carol Stream, Ill.
Body shell, Exhaust manifold
Special Recognition
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wis.
Seat and Interiors
Superior
Mitchell Plastics
Kitchener, Ontario
Injection molding, deck boards
Special Recognition
Robert Bosch LLC
Farmington Hills, Mich.
Brakes
Special Recognition
 
LAUNCH PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate quality and delivery for new vehicles (Tacoma)
Supplier
Location
Commodity
Award
Arvin Sango, Inc.
Madison, Ind.
Exhaust
Excellent
InTran Industries
Lexington, Ky.
Constant machinery & Equipment
Excellent
LG FOX / CWR, LLC
Lexington, Ky.
Constant machinery & Equipment
Excellent
PLASTIKON
Haywood, Calif.
Injection moldings
Excellent
Toyotetsu Texas, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas
Stamping / Welding
Excellent
 
About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold more than 2 million vehicles in 2010. Toyota directly employs more than 35,000 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 nearly $25 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.
 
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