Valeo received two Superior Awards for Quality from Toyota Motor Europe, the highest recognition that Toyota can offer to a supplier. It is the first time that Toyota Motor Europe is giving two Superior Awards for Quality to one supplier. They respectively recognize the performance of Valeo Lighting Systems and Valeo Transmissions.
“The suppliers who receive these awards have provided exceptional performance in Quality to our Toyota plants in Europe,” said Mark Adams, Toyota Motor Europe’s Senior General Manager Purchasing.
“It is an honor to receive these two Awards and to be recognized for our performances in quality, delivery and warranty by Toyota, one of the most quality-minded car manufacturers in the world,” said Valeo’s Chairman and CEO Thierry Morin who received the awards from Toyota Motor Europe’s President Shinichi Sasaki at a ceremony in Brussels.
Mark Adams declared that he “was struck by the degree of passion and belief with which the quality message is delivered across the Valeo organisation.”
“The close cooperation between Toyota and Valeo has greatly influenced our spirit of quality. But it is through the change of our culture by using the SanGen Shugi attitude that we could improve step by step our performance,” added Thierry Morin.
Valeo is an independent industrial group fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks. Valeo ranks among the world’s top automotive suppliers. The Group has 134 plants, 68 R&D centers, nine distribution centers and employs 70,400 people in 26 countries worldwide.