Subaru of Indiana Automotive announces supplier award winners

More than 20 vendors recognized across five categories, with five earning multiple awards
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - June 25, 2020 - PRLog -- Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) has recognized 22 suppliers for exceptional performance over the past year—including TPR America repeating as the top winner.

"Our success relies on a network of suppliers that provide us quality parts in a safe and timely manner," said Scott Brand, executive vice president at SIA. "These companies represent an incredible commitment to helping Subaru efficiently manufacture high-quality vehicles for our customers."

As a result of its success for five consecutive years, TPR America earned the highest honor in receiving the Presidential Award. Winners were recognized across five categories:

Special Recognition – Above and beyond effort as identified by SIA management

Commodity Leader – Top scoring supplier in commodity category

Excellent Performance – Achievement of SIA targets for safety, quality, cost and delivery

Superior Excellent Performance – Three and four consecutive years as recipient of the Excellent Performance Award

Presidential – Five consecutive years as recipient of the Excellent Performance Award

Five companies had the distinction of receiving both a Performance Award and a Commodity Leader Award.

"We have nearly 260 suppliers," said Brand. "These award winners are elite among their peers and have continually demonstrated a commitment to excellence."

SIA is Subaru's only manufacturing outside Asia and currently makes the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy and Outback models for North America. Since beginning production in 1989, the plant has increased its annual output of vehicles from 67,000 to approximately 370,000.

The following is the complete list of winners:

Presidential Award
TPR America

Superior Excellent Performance Award
Maxxis International – USA*
Yazaki North America*
Yokohama Tire Corp.

Excellent Performance Award
Cataler North America
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Hennesy Industries - BADA Division
Kirchhoff Automotive*
Litens Automotive Group*
Mattoon Precision Manufacturing
Schaeffler Group USA
Whitlam Group*

Commodity Leader Award
Denso International America
Kirchhoff Automotive
Lintec of America
Litens Automotive Group
Maxxis International - USA
N.S. International
Whitlam Group
Yazaki North America

Special Recognition Award – Pursuit of Excellence
Chiyoda USA Corp.
NTN Bearing Corp. of America

Special Recognition Award – Support & Dedication
Nishikawa Cooper
Somic America

*Also earned a Commodity Leader Award

About Subaru of Indiana Automotive
Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), a subsidiary of Subaru Corp., is the home of North American production for the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy and Outback. SIA employs more than 6,000 associates who are committed to quality, safety and environmental stewardship. For more information, visit

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