Walbro Thailand was awarded the Suzuki “Best Supplier Award” at ceremonies at Walbro’s Chonburi, Thailand facility on March 26, 2015.
The award was presented to Walbro Thailand by Thai Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. for shortening delivery lead-time and increasing local sourcing through the transfer of production of its VSA29/30 Vapor Separator to Walbro Thailand in 2014. Walbro was one of only fifteen companies out of 235 Suzuki suppliers chosen to receive the award for 2014.
“This award demonstrates Walbro’s constant effort to better satisfy customer needs in terms of innovation, quality and delivery,” Tony Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walbro Engine Management said. “As a global organization, we are dedicated to sourcing product where it is most effective in meeting the supply chain requirements of our customers.”
Christopher Quick, Vice President Recreation and Marine/Fuel Systems added, “This project highlights the value of having a solid launch process and truly connected global organization. I’m very proud of the way our team in Thailand, Japan and the US came together to execute this transfer”.
Mr. Satoshi Uchida, President of Thai Suzuki Motor Co., Ltd. (left)
presents the Suzuki Best Supplier Award to Walbro Thailand.
Hiraku Watanabe, Customer Manager, (right) accepts the award
on behalf of Walbro Thailand.
Walbro is a global market leader of engine management systems for the lawn and garden, recreational and marine, outdoor power equipment, and two-wheel small engine markets, and a leading supplier of flow control products for medical and industrial equipment markets. Walbro manufactures ignition systems, fuel injection, air/fuel management systems, pumps, values and fuel storage and distribution systems. Walbro is a global organization with manufacturing and engineering facilities in China, Japan, Mexico, Thailand and the United States, with Walbro Engine Management corporate headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. Additional information regarding Walbro is available at www.walbro.com/.
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