Eaton recognizes premier suppliers and presents eleven companies with Supplier Excellence Awards


CLEVELAND ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation honored premier suppliers at its first Supplier Awards Program on March 29 at the downtown Cleveland Marriott. The event recognized 42 of its best suppliers, from which 11 were chosen to receive top honors as the company's Supplier Excellence Award winners.

"Our suppliers have an important role in supporting our businesses, working with our employees and serving our global customer base," said Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton's chairman and chief executive officer. "We greatly appreciate -- and are pleased to recognize -- this group for their impressive contributions to our success."

Richard B. Jacobs, vice president - Supply Chain Management, said, "All 42 winners provided exceptional value to Eaton across a number of dimensions including quality, productivity, innovation and technological advancements."

The 11 companies that received top honors with Supplier Excellence Awards are American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. (U.S.), American MSC Inc. (U.S. and Japan), Arrow Electronics Inc. (U.S.), BMZ (Belarus), FedEx (U.S.), Höganäs (Belgium), Koyo Corp. (U.S.), Monti Inc. (U.S.), NSK Ltd. (Japan, Indonesia, Brazil and U.S.), Standard-Metallwerke GmbH (Germany) and Truform (U.S.).

The other companies recognized as premier suppliers are: Alconex (U.S.), Alco Manufacturing (U.S.), Armour Magnetic Components Inc. (U.S.), Bruckner Supply Company (U.S.), Cheil Electric Wiring (U.S.), Dae Yong (Korea), Diehl do Brasil Metalurgica Ltda. (Brazil), Dongwon Special Chemical Rubber Ind. (Korea), Engineered Specialty Textiles (U.S.), Expeditors International (U.S.), FenSchemicals (Netherlands), Hansens Engineering (Republic of South Africa), Helmut Hechinger (Germany), IDI Caribe Inc. (U.S.), Insulfab Plastics Inc. (U.S.), Lawrence Screw Products Inc. (U.S.), Liaoning SG Automotive Group Co. Ltd. (China), Maini Precision Machining (India), MEI TA Industrial Co. Ltd. (Taiwan, China), M. S. Ambrogio (Italy), Namsco Plastics Industries (U.S.), National Car Rental (U.S.), Roberts Manufacturing Co. Inc. (U.S.), SFS Intec Inc. (Switzerland), Shaoguan Hongda Gear Co., Ltd. (China), Sugasawa Seiki Company Ltd. (Japan), Summit Energy Services (U.S.), Inc., Team Industries Inc. (U.S.), The Bartech Group (U.S.), Tri-Penn Tool (U.S.), and Zatkoff Seals & Packing (U.S.).

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 59,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.


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