Toyota Recognizes Top North American Suppliers for 2012

OTICS USA, Inc., TAIHO MANUFACTURING OF TENNESSEE, LLC
Mitchell Plastics and TG Missouri Corporation Earn Highest Honors
March 22, 2013
ERLANGER, Ky. (March 22, 2013) – OTICS USA, Inc., TAIHO MANUFACTURING OF TENNESSEE, LLC, Mitchell Plastics and TG Missouri Corporation earned top recognition from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., (TEMA) at its annual supplier business meeting.  The awards recognize suppliers who exceeded the company’s expectations in several categories.
 
OTICS USA, Inc., located in Morristown, Tenn.; TAIHO MANUFACTURING OF TENNESSEE, LLC, in Gordonsville, Tenn.; Mitchell Plastics in Huntsville, Ala.; and TG Missouri Corporation in Perryville, Mo., all received TEMA’s Superior Award for 2012 performance.  
 
“Toyota works closely with each supplier partner in order to build our top quality vehicles,” stated Robert Young, TEMA's purchasing vice president.  “This event emphasizes our suppliers' mutual commitment to partnership and continuous improvement, and allows Toyota to focus on building safe and reliable products.”
 
During the meeting, TEMA discussed business objectives with direct and indirect suppliers in preparation for the fiscal year beginning April 1.  Held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, the meeting brings together approximately 900 attendees from across North America. 
 
Toyota collectively spent nearly $26 billion on parts, goods and services last year in North America.  In the United States alone, there are about 50,000 supplier jobs dedicated to Toyota across more than 30 states.
 
Potential suppliers who wish to do business with Toyota can visit www.toyotasupplier.com for information on the company’s purchasing policies, principles and supplier diversity efforts.
 
 

TEMA 2012 Supplier Award Recipients

 

QUALITY PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who demonstrate quality in
production, performance, delivery, warranty and service

Supplier Location Commodity Award
 
AISIN Chemical Indiana, LLC
 
Crothersville, Ind. Transmission Discs Excellent
 
Bridgestone
APM Company,
Foam Products Division
 
Dickson, Tenn. Pad for pillar,
door trim, headlining
Excellent
Curtis-Maruyasu
America, Inc.
Santa Claus, Ind.  
Brake and fuel line
 
Excellent
 
Engineered Sintered Components
 
Troutman, N.C. Powdered Metal Components  
Excellent
 
OTICS USA, Inc. Morristown, Tenn.  

Camshaft housing,
roller arm, balancer
 
 
 
Superior
Somic America, Inc.® Brewer, Maine  
Tie rod ends, suspension ball joints, stabilizer links, suspension arm
 
 
Excellent
 
 
Spartan Light Metal Products
 
Hannibal, Mo. Camshaft housing
 
 
 
Excellent
 
TAIHO MANUFACTURING OF TENNESSEE, LLC
 
Gordonsville, Tenn.  
Gasket, exhaust manifold
 
 
 
 
Superior
 
Toyotetsu Texas, Inc.
 
San Antonio, Texas Stampings Excellent
 
 

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who implement supplier diversity activities and exceed targets

Supplier N.A. Corporate Location Commodity Award
Benteler Automotive   Auburn Hills, Mich. Door impact beam,
aluminum bumper reinforcement,
exhaust manifolds, stampings
Special Recognition
 
 
 

LAUNCH PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who developed strategic launch plans
and confirmed successful production (Avalon)

Supplier Location Commodity Award
 
Mitchell Plastics
 
Huntsville, Ala. Defroster garnish Superior
TG Missouri Corporation Perryville, Mo. Steering wheel, airbag Superior
 
Toyotetsu America, Inc.
 
Somerset, Ky. Stampings Excellent
 
 

TECHNOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Awarded to suppliers who made exciting advancements in their product technology

Supplier N.A. Corporate Location Commodity Award
 
HP Pelzer Automotive Systems, Inc.
 
Troy, Mich. One piece floor insulator Excellent
I I Stanley Co., Inc. Battle Creek, Mich. Stealth LED DRL/Park function Excellent
 

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About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14manufacturing plants. There are more than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America which sold over 2.3 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs nearly 39,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $27 billion,including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $26 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350.
Media Contacts
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
Carri Chandler
carri.chandler@tema.toyota.com
859-746-6633


For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.
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