Mett Pty Ltd has been named the 2010 Supplier of the Year as part of awards organised by the peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).
“The award is recognition of the vital importance of competitive, innovative and world-class suppliers to the Australian automotive industry,” FCAI Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said.
“It is a credit to Mett Pty Ltd that they have been able to meet and even exceed the high expectations of the vehicle manufacturers during a challenging period for the automotive industry,” he said.
“Congratulations go to the team at Mett Pty Ltd as well as the other four finalists who also demonstrated outstanding achievements,” Mr McKellar said.
The Supplier of the Year awards were instigated by the vehicle manufacturers to encourage suppliers to consistently perform at the highest possible level in terms of product quality, on time delivery, competitive pricing, management planning and commitment to excellence.
Supplier of the Year – Mett Pty Ltd
Mett Pty Ltd is a Victorian automotive component manufacturer, established in 1983 and employing more than 220 people. It is the leading aluminium high pressure and gravity die caster in Australia and is also recognised for its precision machining. Mett Pty Ltd was recently recognised for its export program.
Finalist – Australian Arrow Pty Ltd
Australian Arrow was incorporated in 1996 and produces a wide range of electrical equipment to the automotive industry including wiring harnesses, electrical distribution systems and body electronic control modules. Almost 250 people are employed at its two Australian facilities.
Finalist – Backwell IXL
Backwell IXL has been manufacturing in Australia for more than 150 years and for the past twenty years it has been a tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry. From its manufacturing plant in Geelong, Victoria, it supplies a range of pressed metal and sub assemblies to the automotive industry. These include engine and exhaust heat shields, armrest support and bumper brackets.
Finalist – Continental Pty Ltd
Continental is a multinational component supplier which has operated in Australia for more than fifty years. It employs more than 300 people across two manufacturing facilities, producing a range of products including instrument clusters, electronic entry systems, multimedia and navigation systems as well as climate control systems.
Finalist – Hirotec Australia
Hirotec Australia was formed in 2006 and employs more than 100 people at its manufacturing facility. Hirotec provides stamping and assembly for a range of automotive components including doors, hoods, deck lids and lift-gates.
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