TROY, Mich. (July 25, 2017) - Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has received the 2016 Quality Improvement Award from Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. – a “significant accomplishment,” according to Hino. Meritor supplies the OEM with front and rear dressed axles from its Forest City, North Carolina site.
“This distinguished accolade recognizes Meritor’s commitment to quality performance,” said Davey Jung, executive vice president for Hino. “We congratulate Meritor for its continuous monitoring and adjustments that delivered value for Hino and our end-customers in 2016.”
Meritor has been a supplier of key components to Hino in North America since 2003 – a 14-year partnership focused on growth for both companies, according to Chris Villavarayan, senior vice president and president, Americas for Meritor. “Our assembly facilities have adopted a culture of manufacturing excellence with best-in-class quality assurance and training to deliver products that meet the expectations of Meritor’s customers,” he said.
The award was presented to Villavarayan and Linda Taliaferro, vice president, Global Quality for Meritor, at the recent Hino 2016 Annual Business Meeting in Plymouth, Michigan.
“Our focus on quality translates to real results for Hino and its customers,” Taliaferro said. “We will continue to drive sustainable improvement at all of our facilities as we build a zero-defect culture at Meritor.”
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR.