Core Molding Technologies, Inc., a leading North American compounder of custom sheet molding compound (SMC) and molder of fiberglass reinforced plastics, today announced it was presented a "Supplier of the Year" award for 2012 by Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG., one of its automotive customers.
Kautex presented the award during its annual Supplier Days conference in June. "Core has been a reliable supplier to Kautex for several years," commented Philip D. Irving, Vice President Integrated Supply Chain for Kautex. "For 2012, we feel Core's performance was distinctive and worthy of recognition as one of our top three North American suppliers," he continued.
Core supplies a variety of underbody shield products to several Kautex plants in the U.S. and Mexico, from its plants in Matamoros, Mexico, Columbus, and Gaffney, S.C. "We are very pleased to receive this award from a key customer who is a Tier 1 supplier to automotive OEMs," said Terry O'Donovan, Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Core Molding Technologies. "Over the last five years, we have increased our focus on the automotive market, and to achieve this recognition from a global automotive customer is evidence of our ability to provide value to this demanding industry." Core products are used on assemblies that Kautex ships to automotive plants throughout North America.