"Our suppliers are absolutely critical to Visteon's success in delivering high-quality, cost-competitive, and leading-edge products to vehicle manufacturers," said Jonathan K. Maples, vice president, global purchasing. "Our industry is highly competitive, and a reliable and value-based supply chain can be a key competitive advantage as we drive toward sustained success in the marketplace."
The annual supplier award program, now in its fifth year, recognizes outstanding performers within Visteon's global supply base. The selection criteria focus on supplier performance in the areas of quality, delivery, cost, productivity, technical capability, innovation and new programs launch support. Awards are across Visteon's three main product groups, climate, interiors, and electronics, including lighting, as well as the non-production group in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America. The awards also acknowledge suppliers that have shown significant improvements from the previous year.
The recipient of this year's Global VIP Award, Fujikoki America, Inc., is a division of Japan based Fujikoki Corporation, a global partner to Visteon for the supply of thermal expansion valves. "Fujikoki is recognized as the best of the best and it truly performed beyond expectations," Maples said. "Fujikoki has been committed to adding value, helping us to meet our customer quality requirements over the past three years. This award directly reflects Fujikoki's hard work in timely delivery, outstanding quality, competitive cost, and innovative products. Our partnership with Fujikoki is a model for our supplier relationships."
Visteon also recognized the following suppliers with the 2006 VIP Award. The winners by category are:
-- Murata Corporation
-- Texas Instruments
-- Sonceboz Automotive SA
-- Pioneer Corporation
-- Fujikoki America Inc.
-- Shotic America Corporation
-- Daejung High Polymer Industry Co., Ltd.
-- Erbsloh Aluminium GMBH
-- JUNG-HWA Engineering Plastic Co., Ltd.
-- Global Automotive Systems, LLC
-- A Raymond Jablonec SRO
-- The Brown Corporation of America Inc.
-- OLHO Group
-- Homerplast Industria et Comercio de Plasticos Ltda.
-- Acord Inc.
-- Kyowa Leather Cloth U.S.A. Inc.
-- Youngsan Techno Co., Ltd.
-- Rocket Precision Co., Ltd.
-- Automation Tool Company
-- Synergetic/M2M Group
-- IPTE NV
-- MIRA Ltd.
-- Workplace Solutions
-- Mindready Solutions Inc.
-- Securitas AB
Visteon Corporation is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and also provides a range of products and services to aftermarket customers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Kerpen, Germany; the company has facilities in 26 countries and employs approximately 45,000 people.
Source: Visteon Corporation