SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemico Group, the largest veteran and minority-owned chemical management supplier, was recognized (on June 15) with a Superior Award for Distributors from Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) at its annual Business Meeting in June. Held in Covington, Ky., the meeting brings together approximately 300 attendees from across North America.
Chemico was one of 25 supplier companies that received Awards of Excellence or Special Recognition in categories including: safety, quality, cost improvement, management, customer service, delivery, MBE Tier II improvement, Kaizen, small and large distribution, service, technical, trades and fabrication, construction, machinery and equipment.
"We are proud and honored to be recognized by Toyota Motor North America for our efforts in supplier quality," said Leon C. Richardson, President and CEO of the Chemico Group. "All of us at Chemico recognize the significance of this award. It demonstrates our deep commitment to providing excellent service and customer satisfaction."
"Toyota's more than 300 U.S. supplier locations are integral to providing ever-better cars and trucks to our customers across America," said Toyota Purchasing General Manager, Jason Reid. "Toyota values the contributions of our supplier partners and is pleased to recognize those who exceed our high-performance targets and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement."
Chemico has been a recipient of General Motors' Supplier of the Year recognition for seven consecutive years. The company has also been recognized by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a supplier of the year, and received the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award for its category from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
About Toyota: Toyota has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 33 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 46,000 people (more than 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.7 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 – and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.
Toyota partners with community, civic, academic, and governmental organizations to address our society's most pressing mobility challenges. We share company resources and extensive know-how to support non-profits to help expand their ability to assist more people move more places. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
About Chemico: Chemico Group is an ISO-9001 and 14001 certified chemical management supplier specializing in integrated solutions for the entire chemical lifecycle — from procurement to on-site inventory management, distribution to environmentally conscious disposal. Founded in 1989, the veteran and minority-owned company has three business lines that provide chemical management services, coatings removal and paint maintenance and industrial supply solutions. Chemico generates more than $100 million in annual sales and has experienced growth every year since inception. Its customers span across a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics and healthcare. With more than 300 employees and 10 facilities in North America, Chemico is expanding services to Europe and South America. For more information, visit www.thechemicogroup.com.
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