Source: ConMet announcement
VANCOUVER, Wash. — PACCAR has recognized ConMet with three 2021 Supplier Performance Management awards across multiple business units.
ConMet’s Castings Division was one of only two PACCAR suppliers to reach SPM Masters status, PACCAR’s highest supplier performance award. Additionally, ConMet Wheel Ends and ConMet Plastics received 2021 SPM Achievers awards. PACCAR suppliers are evaluated in the areas of product development, operations and aftermarket support, and alignment with PACCAR’s key business objectives.
“PACCAR is pleased to recognize and congratulate our suppliers who earned a SPM award for 2021, especially given the extraordinary supply challenges. Supplier commitment to SPM creates strong relationships with PACCAR, its customers and its dealers,” said Ron Augustyn, PACCAR vice president of global purchasing.
“PACCAR is a key ConMet customer and business partner. We understand the importance of meeting and exceeding their stringent performance requirements to maintain this excellent relationship,” commented Ramesh Ramanathan, ConMet’s Chief Operations Officer of North American Operations. “Being recognized by PACCAR annually with their SPM Awards is an honor, an excellent motivation and reward for the hard work and dedication of everyone at ConMet. We have been a supplier to PACCAR for more than 30 years and will do what is necessary to continue to meet and exceed their expectations.”
ConMet’s PreSet® hub assemblies have been standard on all Peterbilt and Kenworth vehicles since 2003, and their PreSet Plus® hub assemblies have been standard since 2013.
The company also supplies PACCAR with interior and exterior plastic components and lightweight structural castings. ConMet and PACCAR work in partnership to develop and deliver products and services that advance the commercial vehicle industry.
About PACCAR SPM Awards
PACCAR utilizes its comprehensive Supplier Performance Management program (SPM) to evaluate supplier performance in the areas of product development, operations and aftermarket support, and alignment with PACCAR’s key business objectives.
Each year, PACCAR recognizes its top performing suppliers in the SPM program. This honor is given to suppliers that reach the SPM Master, Leader and Achiever status. The SPM program drives collaboration and continuous improvement between PACCAR and its suppliers which leads to performance enhancements and product innovations.
ConMet, a division of Amsted Industries, is a leading global supplier of wheel hubs, aluminum castings, and structural plastics to original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket channels in the commercial vehicle industry. Founded in 1964, ConMet innovation has been critical in designing, engineering, and manufacturing revolutionary technologies for trucks and trailers. Today, ConMet products are standard equipment on most heavy-duty vehicles in North America and have a growing footprint worldwide.