July 19, 2013, MODERN CASTING
Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. (KMM), Maryville, Mo., named Waupaca Foundry Inc., Waupaca, Wis., its 2012 Supplier of the Year.
“This award recognizes the company that is the best at what they do. KMM sets their expectations high for suppliers. Waupaca was able to meet this challenge,” said Paul Walter, purchasing assistant manager, KMM. He said many factors go into the selection of supplier awards, but the company with the best total value is awarded the highest honor. Waupaca Foundry was the top performer from 100+ global suppliers last year.
Waupaca Foundry’s plants in Waupaca and Marinette, Wis., were recognized for timely response to KMM needs and overall ease of doing business. The Waupaca plant makes flywheels for Kawasaki engines; the Marinette plant makes crankshafts. Both plants were cited for 100% on-time delivery. Suppliers are reviewed monthly by KMM, with a focus on customer service, product quality, cost and productivity.
“Our production processes and technology have been developed to ensure overall quality for our customers,” said Gary Gigante, president and CEO, Waupaca Foundry. “But our greatest asset is the skill and knowledge of our team members. We’re thrilled our focus on customer service has been rewarded with this recognition.”
Previously, Waupaca Foundry received the 2010 Cost Savings Award for all KMM suppliers.
Waupaca Foundry Inc. produces gray and ductile iron castings for the automotive, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction and industrial markets. Waupaca employs approximately 3,700 people
Hill and Griffith is proud to be a supplier partner with Waupaca Foundry, Congratulations on your award. The Hill and Griffith Company is known for our hands on approach. Let us visit your plant and recommend products that suit your needs.