Issue: Nov 2013


TRW Receives 10 Quality Excellence Awards From General Motors



by Jon Knox

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) was recently awarded the 2013 General Motors (GM) Supplier Quality Excellence Award at 10 of its manufacturing facilities for achieving consistently high levels of quality performance during the past year.

The 10 TRW sites honored with the award include:

-- Ansan TSCL, South Korea - steering systems
-- Langfang LVLB, China - brake systems
-- Anting, China - brake systems, slip control systems
-- Beckedorf, Germany - engine valves
-- Bricherasio, Italy - air bags, steering wheels
-- Marion, Va., United States - steering systems
-- Incheon, South Korea - fasteners
-- Orleans, France - engine valves
-- Czestochowa, Poland - air bags, seat belts
-- Koblenz, Germany - brake systems, slip control systems

"We couldn't be more pleased that 10 of our facilities around the world were chosen by General Motors to receive the Quality Excellence Award," said Peter Lake, executive vice president, sales and business development, TRW. "Being recognized for top performance in areas such as quality and customer satisfaction demonstrates our company's dedication to being a solutions provider and partner to our customers. Having our employees recognized for their hard work and dedication is something to celebrate."

GM's Supplier Quality Excellence Award is focused on improving collaboration with suppliers. Winning suppliers, including all 10 of the TRW facilities, met more than 12 quality criteria during a 12-month period that ended on June 30. This is the second year GM is honoring suppliers who are making noteworthy contributions to GM's goal of providing the best overall customer experience in the automotive industry.

"TRW helped play a critical role in GM's success in 2013 through its dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value," said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, global purchasing and supply chain.

About TRW

With 2012 sales of $16.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 25 countries and employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide. TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. All references to "TRW Automotive", "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated. TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at www.trw.com.

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