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SKF honored as Supplier of the Year

July 13, 2020
American Axle & Manufacturing recognizes bearings, sealings components supplier for second time

SKF recently was recognized as a Supplier of the Year for 2019 by American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) at AAM’s 26th Annual Supplier Day, held virtually from Detroit.

The bearings and sealings components supplier was recognized for continued and consistent exceptional performance.

“SKF and AAM have worked together to bring high-quality, innovative and competitive bearings and sealing solutions into the automotive marketplace,” said Jim Seta, president of automotive OEM bearings at SKF Americas. “We deeply value our relationship with AAM and it is a great honor to be recognized as a Supplier of the Year.”

This is the second Supplier of the Year award SKF has received from AAM.

“The SKF team proactively approaches AAM with new opportunities that create win-win outcomes and engages openly and competitively on new technology,” AAM said in a release.

Electrical Equipment component supplier Ingenieria Y Abastecimiento SA DE CV, also received a Supplier of the Year award. Additionally, 11 suppliers were honored with the AAM Supplier Excellence Award for their demonstrated success in delivery, quality, launch or innovation.

Awardees included:

  • Delivery—Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, Steel Dynamics, AAPICO Hitech
  • Quality—Accurcast, The Hi-Tech Gears, Bocar Group-Fugra, Lerma
  • Launch—Stahl Specialty Company, Seoul Industry, Hamlin Tool & Machine
  • Innovation—PIA Automation Austria, Melecs EWS

“All of our supplier partners are integral to AAM’s success in meeting and exceeding the demanding requirements of our global customer base,” said Michael K Simonte, AAM president. “We are very pleased to recognize SKF, INASA and all of our 2020 Excellence Award winners for their outstanding partnership and congratulate these innovative suppliers for providing top-notch customer support while delivering excellent quality and delivery performance at a competitive cost.”

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