Date: March 28, 2007
Eaton Recognizes Premier Suppliers And Presents 12 Companies With Supplier Excellence Awards
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation honored its top suppliers at its second annual Supplier Awards Program on March 28 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The event recognized 50 companies as Premier Suppliers. From that group, 12 were selected to receive highest honors as the company’s Supplier Excellence Award winners.
“We are pleased to recognize and honor these outstanding suppliers,” said Alexander M. Cutler, Eaton’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Their products, services and support have contributed greatly to Eaton’s success. With an increasing percentage of our sales -- now 42 percent -- to customers located outside the U.S., our suppliers’ geographic diversity and expertise is very important to us.”
Richard B. Jacobs, Eaton’s vice president–Supply Chain Management, said, “We have thousands of suppliers around the world that we evaluate on quality, productivity, innovation and technology. The companies we are honoring with these awards excel in these critical categories.”
The 12 companies recognized as the best of the best received Supplier Excellence Awards. They are Bekaert (Belgium), FenS chemicals b.v. (Netherlands), Hansens Engineering (Republic of South Africa), Hoganas Belgium SA (Belgium), Koyo Corporation (Japan), Maini Precision Products Ltd. (India), Namsco Plastics Industries Inc. (U.S.), Penske Logistics (U.S.), Shaoguan Hongda Gear Company Ltd. (China), Summit Energy Services Inc. (U.S.), Truform Machine Inc. (U.S.) and Zatkoff Seals & Packing (U.S.).
The other companies recognized as premier suppliers are: Alco Manufacturing Corporation (U.S.), AT&T (U.S.), Advance Technology Services (U.S.), American Express (U.S.), Arkema (France), Avnet Inc. (U.S.), Badgett Corporation (U.S.), Bruckner Supply Company (U.S.), Byelorussian Steel Works (Belarus), Cheil Electric Wiring Devices Company Ltd. (Korea), Controls and Swtichgear Contractors Ltd. (India), Cogne (Italy), Diehl do Brasil Metalurgica Ltda. (Brazil), Elastomer – Beschichtunger Gmbh (Germany), Elgin Die Mold (U.S.), Fabtronics Inc. (U.S.), FedEx (U.S.), General Bearing (U.S.), Houghton International Inc. (U.S.), IER Industries Inc. (U.S.), Insulfab Plastics Inc. (U.S.), Kite Packaging Group Ltd. (U.K.), Lawrence Screw Products Inc. (U.S.), Liaoning SG Automotive Group Co. Ltd. (China), NSK (Japan), Petty Corporation (U.S.),Macsteel Service Centers USA (U.S.), Pratt Industries (Australia), Schaeffler do Brasil Ltda (Brazil), Seco Tools (Brazil), Standard-Metallwerke GmbH (Germany), Sugasawa Seiki Company Ltd. (Japan), Trafime (Italy), The Bartech Group (U.S.), ThyssenKrupp (Brazil), Vanamatic Company (U.S.), Villares Metals (Brazil) and Wuxi Jiangnan Micro Motors (China).
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 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 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.