Daimler Truck Honors Matamoros Operations with Third Consecutive Masters of Quality Supplier AwardJuly 2014
For the third consecutive year, Inteva Matamoros Operations has been selected as one of the elite Daimler Trucks North America suppliers to be honored with the Masters of Quality Supplier Award for 2013. Winners of the Masters of Quality Award are considered by Daimler Truck to be "the best of the best." Inteva Matamoros Operations provides top quality components for Daimler Trucks' Freightliner brand. The Masters of Quality Award program recognizes suppliers that meet or exceed Daimler Truck North America's stringent quality standards and have also received high scores on delivery, technology and cost performance. Inteva continues to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of our products and overall performance our business, making the company a valuable supplier to Daimler Trucks North America.
Inteva Earns 2014 Impact Award for IT TransformationJune 2014
Inteva was honored with an Impact Award, presented by Plex Systems, in June, at PowerPlex 2014. PowerPlex is an annual event for the Plex user community, made up of more than 400 companies in the automotive, aerospace, defense, and food and beverage industries. Plex is Inteva’s Cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system provider.
Plex Impact Awards annually recognize one manufacturing organization in each of three categories: Industry Leadership, Transformation and Innovation. Inteva was honored in the Transformation category.
Team at Inteva SDADS Receives Excellent Technical Develop Contribution Supplier Award from Chery Automotive Co., Ltd.February 2014
The team at Shanghai Inteva Automotive Door Systems Co., Ltd (SDADS) was awarded as Excellent Technical Develop Contribution Supplier of Year 2013 by Chery Automotive Co., Ltd. on February 25th, 2014. This is the second consecutive year that SDADS has received this prestigious award. The relationship and cooperation between Inteva SDADS and Chery continues to strengthen and grow.
Inteva SDADS Awarded as Excellent Cooperation Supplier of Year 2013 by SAIC Passenger Vehicle Co., Ltd.January 2014
Shanghai Inteva Automotive Door Systems Co., Ltd (SDADS) was awarded as Excellent Cooperation Supplier of Year 2013 by SAIC Passenger Vehicle Co., Ltd. on January 10, 2014. SDADS is rated No.1 in China passenger vehicle door latch market share and has a very positive reputation by customers as a result of its great performance in 2013.
2013 Haima Best Quality Award Received by Team in ZhenjiangDecember 2013
Inteva's Zhenjiang, China team was awarded the 2013 Haima Best Quality Award for exceptional quality and service performance. Zhenjiang's commitment to quality and providing satifactory products to the customer has resulted in this high honor. Zhenjiang supplies side door latches to Haima. Haima Automobile Co., Ltd is an automobile manufacturing company based in Hainan, China and a subsidiary of FAW Group. It was founded in 1992 as Hainan Mazda Motor.
Inteva Team in Zhenjiang, China Wins 2013 JAC Quality Contribution AwardDecember 2013
The Inteva team in Zhenjiang, China was awarded the 2013 JAC Quality Contribution Award, a high recognition of the team's extraordinary effort to meet customer needs. This is the second consecutive year that the Zhenjiang team has won the honor. In 2013, Zhenjiang team members spared no efforts to ensure 100% customer on-time delivery, strict quality control and overall warranty service.
SAMAP Wins 2013 SAIC Supplier Award for Advance Engineering DevelopmentDecember 2013
2013 was another successful year for Shanghai Inteva Automotive Parts Co., Ltd (SAMAP), who won the 2013 SAIC Supplier Award - Advance Engineering Development. Since 2010, as a key supplier of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, SAMAP has successfully launched several sunroof projects. This honor was received by SAMAP in recognition of the team's hard work over the past four years. SAIC leaders continue to express intention to strengthen cooperation and launch new projects with SAMAP. SAMAP is committed to exploring next generation products and keeping its industry-leading status.
Inteva SDADS Awarded as 2013 SAIC Excellent Supply PartnerDecember 2013
Inteva Shanghai Automotive Door Systems (SDADS) was honored with the 2013 SAIC Excellent Supply Partner Award for demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance. SDADS has more than 10 years of cooperation with SAIC. Several products supplied by SDADS have won a good reputation with SAIC for outstanding quality performance and overall warranty service.
Inteva SDADS Awarded as Leading Company of China Auto Parts IndustryNovember 2013
Shanghai Inteva Automotive Door Systems Co., Ltd (SDADS) was awarded as Leading Company of China Auto Parts Industry by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers on Nov 7, 2013. SDADS is rated No.1 in China passenger vehicle door latch market share and has achieved more than 20% increase in 2013, compared with 2012 sales revenue.
Inteva KDS Honored with General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence AwardSeptember 2013
Inteva Korean Door Systems (KDS) was honored with the 2013 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for being a top-performing supplier that has met and exceeded stringent GM quality performance criteria. KDS demonstrated an exceptional cross-functional team effort in winning this award. This 2013 award horizon covers the period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
Inteva Honored for Extraordinary Support to America’s National Guard and Reserve ForceJune 2013On June 1, the U.S. Department of Defense honored Inteva Products with the prestigious Above and Beyond Award. The Above and Beyond Award recognizes American employers for providing extraordinary support and cooperation to their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve Force.The ESGR Above and Beyond Award is given in limited numbers to employers who have had at least one of their supervisors or managers recognized with a Patriot Award. The Patriot Award recognizes individual supervisors or bosses nominated by an employee serving in the Guard and Reserve for support provided directly to the nominating Service Member. In this case, Bob nominated his manager, Brian Spuck, Engineering Manager for Interior Systems, to receive the Patriot Award. Brian, with the support of Inteva, has helped Bob fulfill his commitment to the Naval Reserve by being flexible with his two-week assignments and monthly requirements.This award is presented by the Employer Support of the Guard (ESRG), a Department of Defense operational committee.
Inteva Receives Ford World Excellence AwardMay 2013
Inteva Products Saint Die Operations was selected as one of the elite Ford suppliers to achieve the World Excellence Award for Latches in 2012. Forty-seven of Ford’s top-performing suppliers received this award in 2012. Ford’s supplier partners are recognized for achieving the highest level of excellence in key areas including quality, cost performance and delivery.
Gadsden Operations Receives National Safety Council’s 2013 Occupational Excellence Achievement AwardApril 2013
Gadsden Operations’ commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for its employees was recognized with the National Safety Council’s 2013 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. Gadsden’s achievement is directly in line with Inteva’s core value to provide a safe work environment. Continually investing time and resources to improve the company’s safety procedures and programs is a priority and one that has been demonstrated by the team in Gadsden, Alabama with the receipt of this prestigious award.
SDADS Receives 2012 Research and Development Award from Chery AutomotiveMarch 2013
SDADS was honored and received recognitions at the 2012 Chery Auto Excellent Research and Development Awards. This recognition was received for superior latch technology on several programs. Chery recognized the excellent latch performance and technical service of Inteva. This included a new tailgate latch supplied for several programs.
Inteva Honored with Green Supplier Recognition from Shanghai General MotorsFebruary 2013
Inteva Waigaoqiao Operations was recently recognized for their successful achievement of Shanghai General Motors Green Supplier Program. This recognition supports Inteva’s core value of we care for the world and our communities and the facility initiative allows for a significant decrease in total power consumption and carbon emissions from 2011 to 2012.Founded in 1997, Shanghai General Motors (SGM) is a joint venture between General Motors Company and SAIC Motor that manufactures and sells Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and Opel brand automobiles in mainland China. SGM began awarding suppliers with this yearly environmental recognition in 2008.
This program completion began with an initial invitation from SGM to participate. Nine additional steps proceeded including supplier evaluations, training, final supplier reports and award recognitions.
“Shanghai General Motors carries out this program every year, and we will try our best to continue to find energy savings at our facility” said Frank. “Electrical power is limited, savings are limitless. Many companies must be shut down or change their production plant because of the limit of power during the summer. Some companies will get more electrical power on the basis of electrical power savings.”
The facility decreased their total power consumption by 8%, a number that will allow them more electrical power in the summer months. They also reduced their carbon emissions 74 tons from 2011 to 2012.
SDADS Named 2012 Excellent Supplier of Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC)January 2013
Inteva SDADS was awarded Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) prestigious honor of 2012 Excellent Supplier. More than 600 suppliers were invited to BAIC’s 2012 Supplier Conference held in Beijing, China. Only the top ten prestigious suppliers were recognized and honored throughout the event. The leadership team of Inteva SDADS accepted the honor.
This qualitative award recognized the outstanding work and quality performance of Inteva as a key BAIC supplier.
General Motors Honors Inteva with Highest Award for On-Time ShippingJanuary 2013
General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales division (GMCCA) has awarded several Inteva operations with On-Time Shipping Awards for 2012. Inteva Operations in: Adrian, Michigan; Kyungsan, Kyongbuk, Korea (Inteva KDS); and North Kansas City, Missouri were each honored with a Certificate of Excellence at the highest level, Platinum Supplier Status, in recognition of outstanding on-time shipping performance to General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales. Inteva Matamoros Plant 1 in Mexico was honored with a Certificate of Excellence for Silver Supplier Status for their shipping performance. Three other Inteva direct ship locations were also honored at the platinum level.“Your organization has played an important role in our efforts to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles,” wrote David Poole, General Motors, Director of Supply Chain and David Drouillard, Executive Director, Global Purchasing in a letter informing Inteva of this high honor. “Your dedication and commitment to consistently perform above expectations are very much appreciated by the entire General Motors team. You have our most sincere congratulations."
GMCCA has very high expectations from their suppliers to meet their schedule requirements, according to Paul Pickels, Production, Control & Logistics Manager in Adrian. This requires significant attention to detail and a great deal of advance planning and coordination to insure high quality parts are available to ship in the correct quantity on the dates required by GMCCA.
Inteva Adrian is responsible for several hundred service part numbers to GMCCA.
“Last year, Adrian shipped over 35,000 pieces to GMCCA with 100% schedule attainment. This is no small achievement since most of this volume is past model product that requires special scheduling of material and special handling of the production builds,” said Paul. “GMCCA has very detailed packaging and shipping expectations for their material that requires significant attention to detail.”
Inteva Recognized as a Top 50 Social Media Brand in MichiganDecember 2012
In the December issue of Detroit Business magazine, Inteva was ranked as a top 50 company in the Michigan Social Media Brand Index. This first-time index was compiled by Market Strategies International, a market research firm out of Livonia, Michigan and measures companies for overall popularity of their social media brand. The pool of candidates included the 200 largest public and private Michigan companies, with General Motors, Chrysler and Ford taking top recognitions.
Inteva Wins Grand Prize and Body Interior Honor at SPE’s 2012 Auto Innovation Awards GalaNovember 2012
Inteva's superior craftsmanship and quality won the prestigious Grand Prize at the 2012 SPE Auto Innovations Awards Gala on November 7, 2012. Inteva was eligible for the Grand Prize having won the Body Interiors category, one of 12 category winners considered for SPE's highest annual award. These awards were presented to our customer General Motors recognizing Inteva’s innovative all-olefin, soft-skin, stitched, full instrument panel system for the 2013 GM Lambda Crossover Vehicles. It is a great industry honor and privilege to be deemed Grand Prize winner in a competition known as the Oscars of the plastics and composites industry. “The Grand Award represents the best combination of innovation in design execution, processing and materials, as judged by our SPE Blue Ribbon Judging Panel,” said Jeffrey H. Helms, Ph.D., global automotive manager at Ticona Engineering Polymers. “On behalf of the Inteva team, who has worked tirelessly to develop the material, processes and design production execution hand-in-hand with our esteemed customer, General Motors, I would like to thank SPE for this recognition and thank GM for the opportunity to introduce this great set of new vehicles” as said by President & CEO Lon Offenbacher.