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Toyota Grants Contribution Award to Mexican Auto Supplier

Karla Salinas | 02.03.2017

Metalsa was the only Mexican supplier to be recognized for their efforts during this Global Event..

Mexico-based Metalsa, a supplier of structural components for light and commercial vehicles, was recognized in recent days with the Regional Contribution Award from Toyota Motor Corporation for the outstanding contribution to Toyota North America for safety, quality, delivery and support provided from the Apodaca Plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, presented the award to Leopoldo Cedillo, Metalsa CEO, during the 2017 Annual Global Suppliers Convention in Nagoya, Japan. Metalsa was the only Mexican supplier to be recognized for their efforts during this Global Event.

"Metalsa is committed to exceed its customers' expectations by delivering competitive quality products that are safe and sustainable," said Metalsa CEO Leopoldo Cedillo. "This prestigious award is a testament to that commitment, and we are honored to have received this recognition."

Metalsa has received a number of awards for their products and services, including: the Sustainability Supplier of the Year Award as a Corporation and Supplier Quality Excellence Award for Metalsa Owensboro in KY, USA from FCA US LLC in 2016; Supplier Quality Excellence Award from General Motors Co. 

In 2015 for Metalsa San Luis Potosi in Mexico Plant; Preferred Quality Supplier Award by Tata Motors in 2016 to Metalsa Jamshedpur Plant in India for the successful implementation of "World Class Supplier Quality System;" and others.

Metalsa, a subsidiary of Grupo Proeza, manufactures structural components for the light and commercial vehicle markets.

Its products include chassis frames and body structural stampings and assemblies for passenger cars and light trucks, as well as chassis frames, side rails and cross members for heavy trucks and buses.

The company has presence in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, the United States and a joint venture in the United Kingdom, with approximately 12,000 employees globally.

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