Adient, a global leader in automotive seating, was recognized recently with a Supplier Diversity Excellence award from Toyota Motor North America Inc. (TMNA) at its annual Supplier Business Meeting in March. Held in Detroit, the meeting brings together approximately 850 supplier representatives from across North America.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Toyota Motor for our efforts in supplier diversity,” said David Shuart, vice president of Asia Customers at Adient. “All of us at Adient recognize the significance of this award and we believe this further demonstrates our commitment to providing excellent products and customer satisfaction.”
Celebrating 21 years, the Supplier Business Meeting 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. “We are pleased to recognize those in our supply base who exceed our high performance targets. We thank them and their team members for their tremendous support, partnership and commitment to continuous improvement and collaboration to build ‘ever better cars’ in North America.”