STRATHROY, Ontario, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Vari-Form, the leader in hydroforming technologies, has received the 2002 Supplier Award for Best in Class from Collins & Aikman Corporation. The award, Vari-Form's sixth consecutive, was recently presented at Vari-Form's Strathroy, Ontario facility. Supplying the instrument panel (IP) beams for Chrysler minivans, Vari-Form was recognized for on-time delivery, quality performance and response, cost- reduction initiatives, and quality systems. To date, Vari-Form has produced more than 7,000,000 Chrysler IP beams for Collins & Aikman (formerly produced for Textron's Automotive Trim Division). Randy Nicholls, Vari-Form's Plant Manager, said, "We are just as honored and excited to receive the award this year, as we were the first. In fact, every year is more significant than the next, because it shows that our commitment to quality remains consistent." About Vari-Form Based in Warren, Michigan, Vari-Form is part of TI Automotive Limited, a privately held U.K. registered company. TI Automotive Limited is one of the world's leading fluid storage, transfer and delivery companies and employs over 20,000 people at more than 150 manufacturing and customer-service facilities in over 28 countries.