Lear Corporation Honors Nine Suppliers in Seventh Annual Hall of Fame Awards Program
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
-- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) today announced the presentation of its
highest honor, the Lear Hall of Fame Award, to nine suppliers based on
superior service to Lear.
This year's recipients were recognized at a recent ceremony marking
Lear's seventh annual Hall of Fame Supplier Awards Program. The winning
suppliers, determined using the Lear Supplier Rating System, were
honored for excellence in quality, delivery, service and
"In an environment where many companies are struggling, it is
important to recognize the 'best of the best' suppliers for providing
Lear with exceptional technology, quality and service," said Bob
Rossiter, Lear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The companies
being honored share our philosophy that to win in the marketplace, a
supplier must recognize the importance of satisfying its customer."
The nine recipients were selected from over 3,200 companies that
supply Lear globally. The Lear Corporation Supplier Hall of Fame Award
winners for 2004 are:
Applied Global Manufacturing, Inc. (AGM) / Metal/Plastic Assemblies
BAE Industries, Inc. / Seat Mechanisms
Draka Cables Vigo / Wires
Elgin Die Mold Co. / Injection Molded Products
Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering / Injection Molds
Leoni Cable, Inc. / Cables/Wires
Littelfuse, Inc. / Electrical/Electronic Components
Murata Electronics N.A., Inc. / Passive Electronic Components
US Farathane Corp. / Plastics
Applied Global Manufacturing, Inc. (AGM)
Located in Madison Heights, Mich., Applied Global Manufacturing's
mission is to be an innovative, low-cost, sub-system solution provider
of safely produced, quality products and value-added services to the
automotive and related industries.
AGM has been a supplier to Lear since 2000 and continues to grow and
develop in this relationship. AGM currently provides Lear with a wide
array of products including fasteners, grab handles, lighting assemblies
and other small metal and plastic assemblies. They continue to offer
their expertise in Asia-Pacific sourcing, while providing a high level
BAE Industries, Inc.
BAE Industries is a supplier of seat mechanisms. The company
produces recliners, latches and stampings for multiple Lear seating
plants in North America. BAE, with manufacturing locations in Center
Line and Auburn Hills, Mich., is one of Lear's largest diversity
suppliers. Expertise in design and manufacturing of complex mechanisms
has made it an industry leader in North America.
The company's ergonomic designs have assisted Lear in securing
several new business programs. BAE continues to impress the Lear
program teams with innovative products and attention to detail and
quality. This is their second straight year as a Lear Hall of Fame
winner, which is proof of their dedication to competitive quality
Draka Cables Vigo
Draka Cables Vigo, a subsidiary of Draka Holding N.V., has supplied
automotive wires since 1973. Headquartered in Spain, Draka Vigo is
leading the European market in changes to halogen-free wires with its
effective research capabilities.
Draka Vigo has supported advanced delivery implementation as well as
rationalization initiatives and engineering requirements. Draka's
products, services and quality have reached Lear's improvement targets
Elgin Die Mold Co.
Elgin Die Mold is a custom plastics injection molder located in
Pingree Grove, Ill. Elgin Die supplies Lear with various small-tonnage,
injection- molded products used in a wide variety of assemblies.
Elgin Die Mold's continuous persistence, competitive pricing and high
quality make the company a valuable supplier. They have a deep
understanding of the traits of a model supplier and continue to provide a
sustainable contribution to Lear.
Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering
Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering is Lear's leading supplier of
injection molds. Headquartered in Rochester Hills, Mich., Hi-Tech is a
family-owned and operated, full-service company specializing in the
design & build of production and prototype injection molds.
Hi-Tech's Rochester Hills complex consists of four plants totaling
over 125,000 square feet. They are a full-service supplier capable of
handling any size tooling program with supreme service and technical
support. In 1998, Hi-Tech located a 135,000 square-foot facility in
Winchester, Tenn. to be in close proximity to companies requiring a
full-service mold supplier.
Leoni Cable, Inc.
Leoni Cable, Inc. is Lear's leading supplier of cable and wire
products. Headquartered in Nurnberg, Germany, Leoni is a globally
focused company that specializes in the production of primary wire,
single- and multi-conductor automotive cables and ABS automotive cables.
Leoni continues to provide excellent manufacturing flexibility,
customer satisfaction and creative support for Lear's existing and
future business requirements. Leoni's commitment to low-cost, superior
quality, timely delivery and the latest technology, coupled with their
innovation and creativity in packaging systems, has made them a valued
supplier to Lear.
Littelfuse, Inc. is an electrical and electronic component supplier
located in Des Plaines, Ill. Littelfuse currently produces fuses,
varistors and circuit protection components for the automotive,
computing and consumer markets.
Littelfuse's diverse product capability and knowledge makes them a
valuable supplier to Lear. Backed by many years of electronic component
experience, Littelfuse has provided Lear with products and services
above and beyond expectation.
Murata Electronics N.A., Inc.
Murata Electronics is Lear's leading supplier of passive electronic
components. Headquartered in Japan, Murata is a global company that
specializes in the design and production of capacitors, resistors and
various filter technologies.
Murata's commitment to technological innovation as well as its
outstanding customer support and quality has made them a valued supplier
to Lear. In addition, Murata's ability to respond to compressed and
demanding delivery requirements has made it an integral partner in
achieving smooth, on-time launches of critical programs.
U.S. Farathane Corp.
Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Mich., U.S. Farathane has been a
leading source of plastics manufacturing to the automotive industry for
over 30 years. Through highly technical research and development,
coupled with a diverse and knowledgeable management team, U.S. Farathane
strives to exceed customer expectations for quality, delivery and
customer service, as well as product design and development support.
The ability to pair innovation with solid value is what has made U.S.
Farathane a leading supplier to the automotive industry. U.S.
Farathane is a full-service provider of value-added design and high
"Congratulations to these nine suppliers for being selected by Lear
as Hall of Fame Award winners," continued Rossiter. "I am confident
that they will continue a tradition of outstanding quality and service
in their ongoing relationships with Lear."
Lear Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Southfield,
Mich., USA, focuses on integrating complete automotive interiors,
including seat systems, interior trim and electrical systems. With
annual net sales of $17 billion in 2004, Lear is one of the world's
largest automotive interior systems suppliers. The company's
world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by more
than 110,000 employees in 34 countries. Further information about Lear
and its products is available on the Internet at http://www.lear.com/ .
SOURCE: Lear Corporation
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Posted on 6/9/2005