American Axle names Mahindra CIE among its top global suppliers

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 02 Jul 2022

Representational image of AAM's differential assembly.

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) named its top suppliers during the company’s recent 28th Annual Supplier Day. The award recognizes key suppliers with Supplier of the Year and Supplier Excellence Awards. AAM has recognizsed exceptional suppliers each year since its founding in 1994.

“We congratulate our Supplier of the Year and Supplier Excellence Award winners,” said Michael K. Simonte, AAM President. “Our supplier partners are a critical part of the AAM mission to deliver the industry’s best driveline, metal forming and EV technologies to our global customers. We thank all our suppliers for the work they do to support AAM.”

Supplier of the Year Awards were presented to the Webco Industries and Incora. Webco is a direct-material supplier that provides a wide range of specialty, precision steel tubing. The company simultaneously launched 10 new programs with over 100-part numbers, on time and with flexibility to accommodate changing customer requests with no disruptions. Incora is an AAM indirect chemical supplier that has consistently exceeded performance targets and made significant contributions to sustainability initiatives at multiple facilities.

Additionally, 10 suppliers were awarded with the AAM Supplier Excellence Award for their demonstrated success in delivery, launch, quality and innovation. Awardees include:

- Promax Engineering
- Höganäs

- PGI Auto Components (Kunshan) Co., Ltd
- Mahindra CIE Automotive, Ltd. (Gear Division)

- Tenneco Powertrain – Manitowoc, WI
- ILJIN Bearing ART
- Erie Steel Treating

- UnitedSiC (now Qorvo)

A team of AAM associates from global procurement, product engineering, supplier quality, manufacturing and supply chain management selected this year's award winners based on AAM's scorecard rating of its suppliers' delivery performance, product quality, launch execution and technology leadership. 

As a leading global Tier 1 Automotive and Mobility Supplier, AAM designs, engineers and manufactures driveline and metal forming technologies to support electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles. The company is headquartered in Detroit with nearly 80 facilities in 17 countries.

Also read: Mahindra CIE upbeat about growth 

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