Johnson Controls’ leading automotive suppliers honored during 17th annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony

Top-performing auto suppliers acknowledged for commitment to excellence in 2012

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Thirty-four automotive suppliers were honored by Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, for their leadership and commitment to the Automotive Experience business at the company’s 17th annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony. The event was recently held at The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Mich.

“The dedication of our suppliers is integral to our success as a global automotive leader,” said Jim Bos, vice president of purchasing, North America, for Johnson Controls’ Automotive Experience business. “The awards provide an opportunity for us to thank our supplier base for their leadership and commitment to excellence throughout the year.” 

Johnson Controls’ North American Supplier Performance Awards are presented for top performance in the following key business areas: quality; cost; logistics; development; technology; and service. This year, outstanding performance by the company’s supply base was recognized on four levels – platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

Recipients of the Platinum 2012 Supplier Performance Award were:

  • Automatic Spring Products Inc.

Grand Haven, Mich.

  • E & E Manufacturing

Plymouth, Mich.

  • Kenwal Steel Corp.

Dearborn, Mich.


The Gold 2012 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

  • Dudek & Bock


  • Everwill


  • Global Enterprises

Huntington Woods, Mich.

  • Keen Point International Inc.

Auburn Hills, Mich.

  • Unique Fabricating

Auburn Hills, Mich.


Silver 2012 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

  • Acoustek Nonwovens

Statesville, N.C.

  • Creative Foam Corp.

Fenton, Mich.

  • EDS Manufacturing Inc.

Nogales, Ariz.

  • Freescale Semiconductor

Austin, Texas

  • GDC Inc.

Goshen, Ind.

  • Grand Rapids Controls Co. LLC

Rockford, Mich.

  • Greenfield Research

Greenfield, Ohio

  • Kimball Electronics

Jasper, Ind.

  • Nichia America Corp.

Tokushima, Japan

  • Petoskey Plastics

Petoskey, Mich.

  • Termax

Lake Zurich, Ill.


Supplier companies recognized with a Bronze 2012 Supplier Performance Award were:

  • Akko Fasteners Inc.

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Alex Products

Ridgeville Corners, Ohio

  • ATF

Lincolnwood, Ill.

  • CNI Inc.

Madison Heights, Mich.

  • Continental Midland

Park Forest, Ill.

  • Guelph Tool Inc.

Guelph, Ontario

  • ISSI

San Jose, Calif.

  • JD Norman Industries

Addison, Ill.

  • Leggett & Platt

Carthage, Mo.

  • PTX

Clemmons, N.C.

  • The Oakwood Group

Dearborn, Mich.

  • W.E.T.

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

In addition, Johnson Controls officials presented seven leadership awards in the following areas:

  • Innovation – Harrison Spinks, Leeds, England
  • Sustainability – Bayer Material Science, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Continuous Improvement – Global Enterprises, Huntington Woods, Mich.
  • Customer Satisfaction – Greenfield Research, Greenfield, Ohio
  • Shareholder Value – Manufacturers Industrial Group, Lexington, Tenn.
  • Quality Leadership – PTX, Clemmons, N.C.
  • Minority Business Development – Kenwal Steel Corp., Dearborn, Mich.

About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2012, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 240 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability, we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

Editor’s Note:     Images from the event are available.


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