Aisin Receives TEMA Award
PLYMOUTH, Michigan, June 5, 2012 – Aisin Technical Center of America (ATC-A) today announced that it has received the “Technology and Development Award” from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA).The award was presented to ATC-A because of significant cost and mass reduction for its tilt and inner slide sunroof program supplied to Toyota for its Camry model.”We are proud to receive this honor from TEMA, which recognizes our ongoing efforts to provide quality components and technology advancements, while reducing costs,” said Takashi Aoyama, president, ATC-A. Aoyama said Aisin views Toyota as a true partner, and is pleased to play a role in the production of some of the greatest vehicles in the world.
“Aisin has received a number of quality awards from customers over the years, and each one is very special to all of us within the Aisin family,” added Aoyama. “We are pleased to be acknowledged for our sunroof systems, and delighted to receive this award form TEMA.”
Founded in July, 2008, to establish a strategic product development capability, localization and reinforcement for the Americas, ATC-A brings to the Aisin Group a critically important expertise. ATC-A’s mission is to lead the product development activities in various local markets of the Americas.
About Aisin World Corp. of America:
Based in Plymouth, Michigan, Aisin World Corp. of America (AWA) is the North American sales center of the Aisin Group, a $22 billion company headed by Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. with corporate offices in Kariya City, Aichi, Japan. The Aisin Group is a worldwide, Tier One supplier of automotive components, such as brakes, transmissions, drivetrain, chassis, body and information-related navigation systems, and engine-related parts. Worldwide, Aisin has 165 consolidated companies and employs 73,000 people. In North America, Aisin Group companies includes 8,000 employees, 28 manufacturing, sales, and R & D centers, including the Aisin Technical Center of America located on the AWA campus in Plymouth.
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