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
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."
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.