Sona Comstar wins American Axle’s global supplier excellence award

India’s Sona Comstar, which supplies differential gears and other driveline components to AAM, among 10 global suppliers to receive the AAM Supplier Excellence Award for their demonstrated success in delivery, quality, launch performance, innovation and sustainability.

By Ajit Dalvi & Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 28 Jun 2024 Views icon2322 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Sona Comstar wins American Axle’s global supplier excellence award

Indian automotive component suppliers continue to make their presence felt in the global market. The Gurugram-headquartered Sona BLW Precision Forgings (Sona Comstar), which has manufacturing and R&D facilities across India, Serbia, USA, Mexico, and China, is the latest to win a global supplier award.  The company has been named as one of the winners of American Axle & Manufacturing's (AAM) Supplier Excellence Awards.

AAM, the leading global Tier 1 automotive supplier of driveline and metal forming technologies that caters to electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles, is headquartered in Detroit and has over 80 facilities in 18 countries. AAM celebrated its 30th anniversary and named its top suppliers during a Supplier Day event earlier this month.

The annual event recognizes key suppliers with Supplier of the Year Awards and Supplier Excellence Awards across delivery, quality, launch performance, innovation and sustainability. 

“For 30 years, our global customers have relied on AAM to design, engineer, validate and manufacture the driveline and metal forming technologies that power their vehicles, and our suppliers play a critical role in our success,” said David C. Dauch, AAM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “They are an integral part of our business and continue to demonstrate excellence in their operations and service. We appreciate all our suppliers and congratulate our Supplier of the Year and Supplier Excellence Award winners.”

This year, two suppliers received the top awards for overall performance. AAM’s 2024 Supplier of the Year Award for Direct Material was presented to Timken, a long-standing strategic partner which supports multiple AAM plants globally and a variety of high-volume product programs. Timken was recognized for its outstanding performance in quality and delivery, technical support on current and future production and overall partnership.

AAM’s 2024 Supplier of the Year Award for Indirect Material was presented to Motion, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, and a premier provider of industrial technology solutions.

Sona Comstar wins for its high-quality differential gears, driveline parts
Ten other suppliers including India’s Sona Comstar (Sona BLW Precision Forgings) were honoured with AAM Supplier Excellence Awards for their demonstrated success in delivery, quality, launch performance, innovation and sustainability. Sona Comstar supplies differential gears and other driveline components to AAM.

Sona Comstar primarily designs, manufactures, and supplies highly engineered, mission-critical automotive systems and components to automotive OEMs. The company, which is also a leading supplier to the fast-growing global electric vehicle (EV) market, has strong R&D, engineering and technological capabilities in precision forging, mechanical, electrical and electronics systems, sensors and software development. It is diversified across geographies, products, vehicle segments and customers.

THE AAM SUPPLIER EXCELLENCE AWARDEES
Delivery
Mecanica Garcia Industrial

Steel Dynamics Inc. Engineered Bar Division
Webco Industries

Quality
Bocar Group
Sona BLW Precision Forgings
Happy Forgings Ltd.

Launch Performance
Jiangsu Chuangyi Precision Forging Co

Semyung Industrial Co

Innovation
Reishauer Corporation

Sustainability
Gerdau

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