April 17, 2008
Eaton Receives 2007 Honda Supplier Award For Quality, Delivery
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced its U.S. Engine Valve Co. Ltd. has received the 2007 Honda Supplier Award for quality and delivery. This is the highest honor given by Honda to suppliers.
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 produces intake and exhaust valves for Honda vehicles in North America.
“We are honored to be among Honda’s best performing suppliers,” said Joseph P. Palchak, Eaton vice president and president – Engine Air Management Operations. “This award acknowledges our commitment to our customers and understanding their needs.”
The awards were given at Honda’s annual supplier conference and awards ceremony which brings together the automaker’s top North American suppliers 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.