TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) was recentlyawarded the Volvo Cars Quality Through Excellence (VQE) Award at two of itsmanufacturing facilities in Europe.
The facilities are TRW Automotive (Slovakia) s.r.o. inNove Mesto, Slovakia, where electrically powered steering motors and belt drivesteering systems are produced, and TRW Automotive GmbH in Gelsenkirchen,Germany, that manufactures electrically powered hydraulic steering systems andhydraulic rack and pinion steering gears.
Maciej Gwozdz, TRW vice president, operations, EuropeanSteering, said: “We are pleased that two of our European steeringfacilities have earned this prestigious quality award and are regarded by VolvoCars as valued partners and among the best suppliers in the business. TRW looksforward to continuously improving its manufacturing expertise in support ofVolvo Car’s strategic journey.”
The VQE Award is based on a set of fundamental qualityand manufacturing disciplines which ensure a supplier’s success and drive asupplier’s continual improvement. The TRW sites in Gelsenkirchen and Nove Mesofulfilled all of Volvo Cars VQE requirements, including 11 award performanceelements and a customer endorsement.
In its letter of award notification to TRW, Volvo Carsnoted: “Achieving and maintaining the VQE status is proof of themanufacturing site being among the best in the industry. The partnershipbetween the VQE manufacturing sites and Volvo Cars is a key enabler inproviding high quality products that meet and exceed our customers’expectations.”
With 2012 sales of $16.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranksamong the world’s leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia,Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 25 countriesand employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide. TRW Automotive products include integratedvehicle 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 andservices. All references to “TRWAutomotive”, “TRW” or the “Company” in this pressrelease refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unlessotherwise indicated. TRW Automotive newsis available on the internet at www.trw.com.