FEV North America receives Toyota Supplier Award for the second consecutive year
Auburn Hills (Michigan, USA) / Aachen, July 2019 – Engineering services provider FEV North America, Inc. (FEV) was recently presented with the 2019 Supplier Award for Superior Performance for work conducted with Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) throughout 2018. For the second consecutive year, FEV was recognized for its technical expertise and reliable quality as well as the high level of customer service it provides.
“We are thrilled to once again be recognized for our expertise and technical capabilities by our long-term partner, Toyota,” said Patrick Hupperich, President and CEO of FEV North America Inc. “It’s not only a tremendous honor to have TMNA recognize our work, but it shows that FEV’s corporate values aren’t just words. This is an excellent showcase of our ‘Customer Focus’ value which states the customer is supreme and we strive to deliver value beyond their expectations.”
FEV collaborates with TMNA’s engineering design groups to provide cost and engineering solutions through value engineering, vehicle benchmark analysis and data-collection activities. The company’s benchmarking expertise has resulted in enhanced virtual model development, as well as efficiencies in future powertrain design decisions.
TMNA annually evaluates supplier performance across engineering and purchasing with pre-established criteria for quality, customer service, management, and cost improvement. Superior performance awardees received the highest scores from these evaluations.
“FEV is an important partner to Toyota’s North American R&D operations through powertrain and driveline benchmarking,” said Greg Laskey, Vice President, Purchasing at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. “We appreciate their strong focus on continuous improvement and design cost optimization, and look forward to continued collaboration as we develop future products for an ever-changing market.”
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for more than 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 38 million cars and trucks in North America, where we have 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama (10 in the U.S.), and directly employ more than 47,000 people (over 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold 2.8 million cars and trucks (2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2018.
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FEV is a leading independent international service provider of vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and software. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services.The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behaviour and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development.
The service portfolio is completed by tailor-made test benches and measurement technology, as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation.
The FEV Group is growing continuously and currently employs 6700 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.