NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgestone Corporation and its global family of companies (Bridgestone) received a Qualitas Foundational Principles Award from FCA US LLC. The award recognizes suppliers that display an extraordinary commitment to the Company's Foundational Principles of integrity, proactive collaboration and continuous improvement.
"This prestigious recognition is a result of the incredible efforts of Bridgestone teammates around the globe who design, engineer and manufacture best-in-class tires that meet the needs of the driving public," said Mike Martini, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. "We have a longstanding relationship with FCA US and are honored they recognized our innovation and commitment to excellence with this award."
FCA US presented awards to North American strategic supplier partners that demonstrate operational excellence, as well as exhibit strong corporate values in areas such as diversity, innovation and sustainability. Martini, alongside Dale Ray, senior director, OE account management, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, accepted the honor at the Qualitas awards ceremony held in Detroit earlier this month.
FCA US Qualitas award recipients were determined using an evaluation of each company's performance in 2015. The rating system calculated supplier performance in key areas including quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership, and also included input from FCA US senior leadership.
This is the sixth year for the FCA US Qualitas awards.
About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.
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SOURCE Bridgestone Corporation