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Toyota honors top suppliers with annual Quality Cost Delivery award

Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM), the Indiana-based plant responsible for manufacturing the vast majority of Toyota’s lift trucks sold in North America, announced the winners of its annual Supplier of the Year Award. The Quality Cost Delivery award is bestowed to TIEM suppliers whose quality, cost and delivery exceed a 95 percent standard of excellence.

Suppliers are evaluated based on a parts quality rate; their ability to meet cost reduction targets; and on-time delivery performance. All points are awarded based on a corresponding scale for the fiscal year.

This year, 12 winners earned the coveted award, from more than 130 suppliers used by TIEM.

"Toyota’s suppliers are a valuable extension to our business helping us ensure that we deliver the highest quality lift trucks to our customers," said Bruce Nolting, vice president of logistics, production control, purchasing, sales and service parts for TIEM. "This award reflects our suppliers’ commitment to excellence."

This year's winners are:

• Okaya U.S.A., Inc.

• Anchor Enterprises

• Aisan

• Apex

• Champion Lift Systems Inc.

• Commercial Fluid

• Julian Electric

• NTN Bearing Company of America

• Tasus Corporation

• Toyoshima

• Toyotomi

• US Tsubaki