Spartan Light Metal Products Receives Supplier Awards From Toyota
Spartan Light Metal Products, a supplier of aluminum and magnesium custom die castings was recognized with an Excellent Quality Performance Award and an Excellent Launch Award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) at its Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM) on March 20. Held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, ABM brings together approximately 850 supplier representatives from across North America.
Spartan Light Metal Products’ Hannibal, Missouri plant has been recognized for quality and delivery by Toyota for eight consecutive years. Only a small handful of Toyota suppliers have consecutive years’ recognition, and even fewer can claim eight consecutive years. This Hannibal, Missouri plant was also recognized for Excellence in support of the successful launch of Toyota’s new Camry while the Sparta, Illinois plant was recognized for a Quality Certificate of Achievement for shipping out zero defective parts for 2017.
The entire Spartan Light Metal Products Team is humbled to be recognized for contributions made in support of Toyota’s success.
Currently celebrating 22 years, ABM allows TMNA to discuss business objectives with direct and indirect suppliers in preparation for its upcoming fiscal year. Each year, TMNA recognizes suppliers who exceeded the company’s expectations in several categories.
“Toyota collaborates with each of our supplier partners in order to build vehicles with the high safety, quality and reliability standards to meet and exceed our customer’s expectation,” said Robert Young, Group Vice President, TMNA R&D Purchasing and Supplier Engineering Development and Cost Planning. “We are pleased to recognize those in our supply base who exceed our high performance targets and allow us to build ‘ever better vehicles’ for our North
American customers. We thank them and their team members for their tremendous support, partnership and commitment to continuous improvement and collaboration.”
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directly employ more than 47,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2017 – and about 87 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.
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For 57 Years Spartan, a family-owned business, has been an industry leader specializing in designing, developing, validating and producing aluminum and magnesium die castings as well as machining and component assemblies. Spartan has three manufacturing facilities, and offices in St. Louis, Missouri, Detroit, Michigan, Tokyo, Japan and Landstuhl, Germany.