2012 John Deere Achieving Excellence Program
Usui International Virginia Plant has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The UIC Chesapeake plant was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on March 5, 2013 in Davenport, Iowa.
Usui International Virginia Plant is a supplier of high and low pressure fuel lines and push rods to John Deere’s operation in Waterloo, Iowa as well as Torreon, Mexico and Saran, France.
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
2012 General Motors Supplier of the Year
General Motors recognized Usui International Corporation Virginia Plant as one of its best global automotive suppliers on Wednesday, March 13 during its 21st annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. The event was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
Usui International Corporation Virginia Plant was one of only 83 suppliers recognized by GM who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations by being innovative, delivering quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value. This is the first time Usui International has received the Supplier of the Year award.
Usui International helped play a critical role in GM’s success in 2012 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “We are thrilled to recognize Usui International Virginia Plant who we consider to be a world-class supplier.”
The Supplier of the Year award is given to less than 1 percent of GM’s approximately 18,500 suppliers around the world. The winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.
Usui International Corporation manufactures high pressure injection lines and low pressure line assemblies for General Motors. The Supplier of the Year winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.