Cooper Standard’s mixing facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico, was recently named a 2023 IndustryWeek Best Plant Winner. The Aguascalientes mixing facility was one of two plants recognized with the IndustryWeek award for its outstanding operational excellence, customer service and employee engagement, the company said.
“I would like to congratulate the entire Aguascalientes team for this well-deserved recognition of their hard work and commitment to excellence,” said Patrick Clark, senior vice president and managing director – global automotive, Cooper Standard. “Our state-of-the-art mixing facility is an outstanding example of Cooper Standard’s focus to accelerate innovation and deliver world-class quality with speed and efficiency. Since the facility opened in 2019, the team has worked hard to achieve and maintain the highest operational and safety standards. This award is a great recognition of those efforts.”
The Aguascalientes mixing plant and its 94 employees have made significant positive contributions to Cooper Standard, including driving increased sales, improving quality and inventory control, Cooper Standard said. The plant’s continued performance earned it Cooper Standard’s internal recognition as one of the company’s diamond plants and as the regional Plant of the Year for the past three years. With localized mixing, the Aguascalientes facility vertically integrates the supply of critical, highly specialized rubber compounds to Cooper Standard’s manufacturing facilities throughout Mexico and certain parts of the United States, the company said.
Established in 1990, the IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards program annually recognizes plants, located in North America, that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments, According to IndustryWeek.