The Erwin Quarder Group and MONDRAGON Corporation have received Supplier of the Year awards from HELLA Electronics for outstanding performance and quality in 2014.
Erwin Quarder was recognized for the overall quality of its products, delivery and technical performance and service support. The company supplies plastic injection-molded components to HELLA facilities in the U.S. and Mexico. Based in Espelkamp, Germany, the company's North American headquarters are in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mondragon Assembly was honored for its performance in providing maintenance, repair and other technical services to HELLA's manufacturing operations in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico. Part of MONDRAGON Coporation, Mondragon Assembly's North American headquarters are in the city of El Marques in Queretaro, Mexico.
Alan Shevela, vice president of purchasing at the HELLA Corporate Center USA in Plymouth, presented the awards at the company's recent Supplier Day conference at The Atheneum Hotel and Conference Center in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.
"These two award-winning suppliers have demonstrated a clear commitment to quality in every aspect of their day-to-day operations," Shevela said. "They're being honored for exceptional performance, exemplary quality, outstanding customer service and teamwork."
"Suppliers such as Erwin Quarder and MONDRAGON help us support automakers throughout North and South America with our industry's very best products and services."
The Erwin Quarder Group is a leading global supplier of plastic and mechatronic components. The company has 850 employees with production facilities in Germany, Russia and the United States.
Headquartered in Mondragon in the Basque region of Spain, MONDRAGON Corporation has nearly 75,000 employees working in production facilities, technical centers and sales offices in more than 40 countries around the world.
HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., Lippstadt: HELLA is a global, family-owned company, listed on the stock exchange, with more than 30,000 employees at 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry and also has one of the largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis, and services within Europe. In addition, complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems, and vehicle electrical systems are produced in joint venture companies. With more than 5,800 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. In addition, with sales of approx. 5.3 billion euros in fiscal year 2013/2014, the HELLA Group is one of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.