ERLANGER, Ky., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Ottawa, the world's leading producer of automotive leather upholstery, has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Quality Performance from Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America Inc. (TMMNA). The award was presented during TMMNA's annual Supplier Business Meeting Ceremony March 18 in Cincinnati. Awards are given annually to suppliers providing the highest standards in quality, delivery and value improvement for parts, materials and transportation. Overall, eight North American parts and materials suppliers won Superior Awards, 21 won Excellent Awards and many received Certificates of Achievement. "Toyota's North American suppliers have helped Toyota provide an ongoing tradition of quality North American-built cars, trucks and minivans," said Tsugio Kadowaki, vice president of purchasing for TMMNA. "These suppliers maintain and often exceed our strict standards for quality." TMMNA, Toyota's manufacturing headquarters in Erlanger, Ky., serves as the parent company for Toyota's North American manufacturing operations. TMMNA, which works with approximately 500 suppliers across North America, purchases over $8 billion per year in U.S. parts and materials. Founded in 1865, Eagle Ottawa supplies the leather interiors to more than 65 models worldwide, representing 45 percent of the U.S. market and nearly one-third of the global market. Eagle Ottawa specializes in interior trim components for the automotive industry, focusing strongly on application support and research and development, as well as continuing to pioneer environmentally friendly manufacturing.
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