TROY, Mich., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vari-Form, the leader in Pressure-Sequence Hydroforming for the automotive industry, announced today that it has received the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2012. The award was presented in a ceremony at the Vari-Form Wright Street facility in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, subject of the award.
New in 2012, this prestigious Award is given to specific top-supplier locations that have met or exceeded GM's stringent quality performance criteria.
Tom McMillen, Executive Director, Supplier Quality and Program Management at GM commented on the importance of supplier quality: "GM Quality is now considered to be among the best in the industry. Our continued progress is directly related to your progress and a shared commitment to quality."
"Our company is proud to be numbered among the very few suppliers recognized by General Motors this year," said Vari-Form President Stephen Dow. "Like General Motors, Vari-Form has a long history of striving for, and achieving, quality performance. We look forward to many more years of operational excellence together."
In presenting the award, Andre Harris, Team Leader-Structures-Stampings, noted that "General Motors and Vari-Form have a solid history of working together at the Strathroy plant – this year's launch went very smoothly, thanks to the efforts of this team."
To learn more about Pressure-Sequence Hydroforming, visit the Vari-Form web site at www.vari-form.com and click "What's New."
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with production facilities in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, Reynosa, Mexico, and Liberty, Missouri, Vari-Form originated the concept and application of hydroforming body, chassis and other automotive structural parts. Vari-Form's technology is used to manufacture more than 7 million parts a year worldwide. The company began volume production using its patented, production-validated Pressure-Sequence Hydroforming (PSH) process in 1990. Vari-Form is the industry leader, and has produced over 100 million parts to date.