Ed Carpenter, vice president, TRW Global Electronics, said, “In the wake of the terrible Japan earthquake and tsunami tragedy, suppliers and vehicle manufacturers needed to work closely together on strategies to keep the supply of critical parts, and in particular electronics parts, flowing. On behalf of the many TRW employees and their Chrysler colleagues that worked tirelessly around the clock since the crisis occurred we were very pleased to be recognized for this effort.”
Chrysler Group recognized 11 suppliers for their outstanding performances during its 2011 Annual Supplier Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Approximately 1,500 attendees, including top executives from Chrysler Group, Fiat Group Purchasing and Chrysler Group’s global supply base were present for the event – the first of its kind since the Chrysler Group and Fiat announced their strategic global alliance in 2009.
“The companies we recognized today exemplify the top level of supplier performance, a level we encourage all suppliers to strive for. On behalf of the entire Chrysler Group enterprise, I would like to thank these companies, their management teams and the thousands of employees who have dedicated themselves to excellence,” said Dan Knott, Chrysler Group Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Supplier Quality and host for the ceremony.
With 2010 sales of $14.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world’s leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 26 countries and employs over 60,000 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.