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Adient honors leading suppliers for commitment to excellence in 2017

DETROIT, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Adient (NYSE: ADNT), the world’s largest automotive seating supplier, has named its 2017 Supplier Performance Award winners, recognizing 53 suppliers for their leadership and excellence. The suppliers were honored during the company’s annual Supplier Expectation Day held in Detroit.

Bruce McDonald, chairman and CEO for Adient, addresses 53 of Adient's top suppliers at Supplier Expectation Day.

“We congratulate all of our outstanding suppliers who share our commitment to excellence,” said Bruce McDonald, chairman and CEO for Adient.  “Through their dedication, focus and hard work, these partners continue to help us deliver industry-leading products for our global customers.”

Adient debuted as an independent, publically traded company after its separation from Johnson Controls on Oct. 31, 2016.

Suppliers from around the world were recognized for their exceptional performance in the categories of quality, cost, logistics, development, technology and service. The awards are presented in four levels of accomplishment – platinum, gold, silver and bronze.

“Adient relies on its suppliers to be innovative, enhance collaboration and share in our core values,” said Kelly Bysouth, vice president of global procurement and supply chain. “Every year, our suppliers continue to impress us with their commitment to excellence.”

The Platinum 2017 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

Kenwal Steel Corporation            

Dearborn, Michigan

The Gold 2017 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

AWL Techniek B.V.        

Harderwijk, Netherlands

Leoni Wiring Systems            

Nuernberg, Germany

EDS Manufacturing Inc.        

Nogales, Arizona


Carol Stream, Illinois

Iteco spol. s.r.o.              

Zilina, Slovakia

The Silver 2017 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

Tooling Systems Group                  

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. 

Seattle, Washington

Aktrion Group                                

Waltham Cross, United Kingdom

Atlas Copco Industrial Technique AB       

Stockholm, Sweden

Higa s.r.o                      

Trenčín, Slovakia

Asmo Co. Itd.            

Kosai City, Japan

Kopur d.o.o                   

Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems       

Tokyo, Japan

Flamm Syscomp GmbH & Co.KG         

Hennigsdorf, Germany       

Sinflex -Indústria de Molas Técnicas, Lda.  

São João da Madeira, Portugal

Grand Rapids Controls Company LLC          

Rockford, Michigan


Borlänge, Sweden

ATF Inc.              

Chicago, Illinois

Sanjo Fineblanking Barcelona S.A.U.          

Barcelona, Spain

Mistra-Autex AS              

Harju Maakond, Estonia

Kostel Promet d.o.o.           

Pregrada, Croatia

Fujikura Automotive America LLC        

Tokyo, Japan

Xcellent Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.    

Chonburi, Thailand

TF-METAL Co., Ltd                          

Kosai Shiuoka, Japan

Ucler Kelpce ve Yedek Parca Sanayi ve Ticaret

Bursa, Turkey

Wolverine Corporation         

Saint Joseph, Michigan

The Bronze 2017 Supplier Performance Award recipients were:

MS Companies              

Indianapolis, Indiana

DSSI LLC                       

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Acumen Distribution Ltd.         

Nothampton, United Kingdom

Hinkle Manufacturing Inc.          

Perrysburg, Ohio

Kimberly Lighting LLC                  

Clarkston, Michigan

Transportadora Sulista S.A.        

São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Creative Logistics & Warehousing        

LaVergne, Tennessee

Omega Technology Plastic GmbH & Co. KG  

Diepholz, Germany

Juta a.s.                   

Dvůr Králové nad Labem, Czech Republic

Boltun Corporation          

Tainan, Taiwan

Fietz Thermoplast GmbH         

Radevormwald, Germany

Giebeler GmbH                    

Eschenburg, Germany

Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding B.V.         

Helmond, Netherlands

Lisi Automotive Former      

Delle Cedex, France

Zaklady Metalowe Postep S.A.          

Gliwice, Poland

Specialty Screw Corporation  

Rockford, Illinois

GGB Bearing Technology        

Thorofare, New Jersey

Unique Fabricating Inc.        

Auburn Hills, Michigan

Robert Bosch GmbH            

Bühl, Germany

SC Gic Nosaq Metal SRL       

Arges, Romania

PTX Textiles Inc.         

Clemmons, North Carolina

Alex Products Inc.        

Ridgeville Corners, Ohio

Automatic Spring Products Corporation   

Grand Haven, Michigan

Milliken & Company            

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Paul Craemer GmbH      

Herzebrock-Clarholz, Germany

Müller-Technik GmbH             

Steinfeld, Germany

Adient also presented Leadership Awards to the following suppliers:

  • Global Growth – AWL Techniek B.V.
    Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems
  • Operational Excellence – Fujikura Automotive America LLC
  • Supplier Diversity – EDS Manufacturing Inc.
  • Innovation – Paul Craemer GmbH

About Adient:
Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With 86,000 employees operating 237 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million vehicles every year. For more information on Adient, please visit