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.
Inteva SAMAP Receives Jiading District Sliver AwardNovember 2012
The auto parts industry has become the first one-hundred-billion-Yuan industrial clusters of the Jiading District in the northwestern part of Shanghai, China. This government-awarded prize recognizes the advancements of our manufacturing, resulting in positive contributions to Jiading’s economic and social development.
Excellent Supplier Award from Shanghai VW to Inteva SAMAPNovember 2012
SAMAP had a gratifying business growth in 2011 and maintained an upward trend. In early 2012, SAMAP was acknowledged as a "2011 Excellent Supplier of Shanghai Volkswagen", standing out among more than 500 first-tier suppliers of SVW. Awarded by three major domestic OEMs, all of these endeavors are attributed to the efforts of the company's leaders and employees.
Engineered Polyolefins Award awarded by SPEOctober 2012
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) awarded Inteva with the Engineered Polyolefins Award for its TPO material at the 2012 SPE Automotive TPO Global Conference. The event has become the world’s leading automotive engineered polyolefins forum, drawing in over 400 key decision makers.
PSA Peugeot Supplier Innovation AwardSeptember 2012
More than 150 of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s supplier companies were invited to the Supplier Day organized by the Group Purchasing Division on September 26th. Seventeen awards were presented in the fields of quality, innovation, savings and industrial excellence. Being the only one in its category, Inteva was recognized for our exceptional performance in technical savings during 2011, as well as our portfolio for 2012.
Inteva Matamoros Awarded Daimler Trucks North America Master of Quality AwardJuly 2012
Inteva Products Matamoros Operations Plant 1 was selected as one of the elite Daimler Trucks North America suppliers to achieve the Masters of Quality Award for 2011. Daimler Truck North America (Freightliner) applauded Inteva’s efforts towards meeting the rigid requirements and expectations during such constricted times.
Inteva Products – Top 100 Injection MoldersJune 2012
Plastic News magazine reviewed over 500 companies with injection molding capabilities and Inteva Products ranked in the top 20, earning Inteva a Top 100 Injection Molders Honor. Companies are ranked by sales of injection molded products in the most recent full fiscal year. Plastic News is a noted authority and is the largest circulation magazine among all plastic publications.
Core Supplier Award from PSA Peugeot CitroenJune 2012
As a component of their Excellence in Supplier Relationships, PSA Peugeot Citroen recognizes and rewards "Core Suppliers". These are mid-size companies with international operations that set the standard in their respective fields. The initiative's goal is to recognize 100 "Core Suppliers" by 2015. “This award confirms PSA Group’s ambition to extend a special and long-term relationship with Inteva Products which shall result in shared and professional commitments from both companies,” said Bernard Brasey, Purchasing Executive Directory of Strategy, Supplier Relationship and Risk Management for PSA Peugeot Citroen.
Inteva SDADS Honored with Commercial Vehicle Excellent Service AwardJune 2012
Inteva SDADS has been honored with the “Commercial Vehicle Excellent Service Contribution” award from SAIC Commercial Vehicle. SDADS began working with SAIC Commercial Vehicle on the the LDV SV61 project in February of 2010. The team in China is very proud to be the supplier of the first commercial vehicle project for SAIC. The award was presented at the Annual Supplier Conference of SAIC CV held in Suzhou on June 28th, 2012
Chery Recognizes Inteva SDADS with Excellent Supplier AwardMarch 2012
Shanghai Inteva Automotive Door Systems Co..Ltd. (Inteva SDADS), a joint venture of Inteva Products and Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electric Company, Ltd., was honored by Chinese Automaker Chery as a 2011 Excellent Supplier. Only six out of 492 suppliers were named for the 2011 Top Annual Excellent Supplier.
Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE) Hall of FameNovember 2011
Inteva Products' SuperPlug® integrated composite door-hardware module was welcomed into SPE’s Hall of Fame. The SuperPlug® was selected as the 2011 Hall of Fame winner of the Automotive Division of SPE's 41st-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. As the first all-plastic integrated door-hardware module, the SuperPlug® reduced components and fasteners by up to 75% by molding features into a single gas-assisted injection-molded composite frame that literally "plugged into" the inner door of the vehicle-assembly line, improving ergonomics and quality, saving labor time and reducing warranty claims.