Subaru of Indiana Automotive announces supplier award winners

Vendors recognized in four categories, with six earning multiple awards
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - June 9, 2022 - PRLog -- Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) has recognized 22 suppliers for exceptional performance over the past year.

"In a supply chain environment that has continued to prove challenging, we're thrilled to celebrate these 22 distinguished suppliers that have separated themselves by reliably providing high quality parts and excellent customer service," said Scott Brand, executive vice president at SIA.

Winners were recognized across four 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

Six companies had the distinction of receiving both a Performance Award and a Commodity Leader Award. Recipients were honored during a ceremony on June 8.

"In order to build safe, dependable vehicles, we rely on nearly 260 suppliers to share our vision and commitment to quality," said Brand. "We commend the dedication these award recipients have demonstrated during difficult times."

SIA is Subaru's only manufacturing facility outside of Japan and currently makes the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy and Outback models for North America. Since beginning production in 1989, more than 6 million vehicles have been built. The following is the complete list of winners:

Superior Excellent Performance Award
Cataler North America*

Excellent Performance Award
BASF Corp.
BADA Division of Hennessy Industries*
Harman International*
Kirchhoff Automotive Canada*
Maxxis International USA*
NPR of America
Pacific Manufacturing Ohio*
Piolax Corp.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Whitlam Group
Yokohama Tire Corp.

Commodity Leader Award
BADA Division of Hennesy Industries
Cataler North America Corp.
Fukai Toyotetsu Indiana Corp.
Harman/Becker Automotive Systems
Kirchhoff Automotive Canada
Kiriu USA Corp.
Maxxis International USA
Nippon Seiki North America
Pacific Manufacturing Ohio
Sonoco Protective Solutions

Special Recognition Award – Excellence in Partnership
Alps Alpine North America
Douglas Autotech Corp.
NHK Seating of America
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America

*Also earned a Commodity Leader Award

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