American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc : AAM honors top suppliers for
excellence in performance
DETROIT, MICHIGAN, June 20, 2013 - AAM announced today its Supplier
Recognition Award recipients. The award ceremony was held in conjunction with
AAM's annual Supplier Day event.
The Supplier Recognition Award, the highest honor AAM bestows upon its
supplier partners, was presented to seven top performing companies from AAM's
global supply chain. The 2013 award recipients are as follows:
AAPICO Amata Co., Ltd., an automotive supplier based in Thailand, received
recognition for an innovative axle-housing cost-reduction initiative.
Burke E. Porter Machinery Company, a Michigan-based company that develops and
markets electrical, mechanical, and software solutions for automotive test
systems, received recognition for its innovative and collaborative efforts in
developing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) testing equipment.
EPIC Equipment & Engineering, a Michigan-based provider of innovative assembly
machines, received recognition for its launch support, program and cost
Gibbs Die Casting Corporation, a Kentucky-based aluminum and magnesium die
casting partner, received recognition for its industry-first, three-piece
torque tube technology and innovation.
Lubrizol Corporation, an Ohio-based supplier of specialty chemicals for the
transportation industry, received recognition for its long-term partnership
and development of PowerFilm®, a high-efficiency lubricant featured in a
current AAM product program.
NTN Bearing Corporation, the world's third largest bearing manufacturer based
in Japan, received recognition for its overall customer satisfaction.
Paramount Precision Products, a Michigan-based manufacturer of cast aluminium
and specialty alloy products, received recognition for collaborative efforts
and expedient manufacturing solutions for a recent AAM product program.
"With the Supplier Recognition Award, we formally recognize the most
outstanding contributions we receive from our supplier partners in support of
AAM's world-class quality performance, operational excellence and technology
leadership," said AAM President & Chief Executive Officer David C. Dauch. "As
AAM outpaces the industry in sales growth, our suppliers are benefiting with
larger volumes from a single source. We appreciate the collaborative efforts
we receive from our supplier partners, and congratulate this year's award
"The award recipients represent a top tier of suppliers who have provided AAM
with superior support in meeting and exceeding the requirements of AAM and our
OEM customers," said Group Vice President - Procurement & Program Management
Mark S. Barrett. "The partnerships we foster with our suppliers continue to
play a key role in AAM's global product and manufacturing advancements."
AAM (NYSE: AXL) is a world leader in the manufacture, engineering, design and
validation of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and
modules, chassis systems and metal-formed products for light trucks, sport
utility vehicles, passenger cars and crossover vehicles and commercial
vehicles. In addition to locations in the United States (Indiana, Michigan,
Ohio, and Pennsylvania), AAM also has offices or facilities in Brazil, China,
Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, South Korea,
Sweden and Thailand.
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