April 17, 2008
Eaton Earns 15th Consecutive Superior Quality Award From Toyota
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced its U.S. Engine Valve Co. Ltd. has received the Superior Quality Award for the 15th consecutive year from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA). This is the highest honor given by Toyota to suppliers for quality.
U.S. Engine Valve Co. Ltd., located in Westminster, S.C., is a joint venture facility with Nittan Valve Co. Ltd. with which Eaton has had a long standing relationship. The facility produced more than 12 million intake and exhaust valves for Toyota in 2007 while maintaining extremely high level s of quality.
“We are honored to have a long-standing record of quality and performance with Toyota,” said Joseph P. Palchak, Eaton vice president and president – Engine Air Management Operations. “This award acknowledges our commitment to understanding and anticipating Toyota’s needs by providing highly-engineered engine valves the company can rely on.”
The awards were given at Toyota’s Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony held in Covington, Ky., which brings together the automaker’s approximately 500 North American suppliers to share expectations for the coming business year and to recognize outstanding supplier performance.
With sales of $1.6 billion in 2007 and 11,000 employees around the world, Eaton’s Automotive Group supplies the passenger car, light-truck and commercial vehicle industries with critical components that reduce emissions and fuel consumption and improve vehicle stability and performance. Principal products include, engine valves and valve train components, transmission and engine controls, superchargers, locking and limited slip differentials, cylinder heads, fluid conveyance components, decorative body moldings and spoilers.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2007 sales of $13.0 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; hydraulics, fuel and pneumatic systems for commercial and military aircraft; 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 79,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.