A commitment to managing quality and cost through operational excellence has earned AAM a 2012 Supplier Award for Best Powertrain by Beijing Benz Automotive Company (BBAC), a joint venture between Beijing Automotive Group and Daimler AG.
“We are honored to be recognized by BBAC for AAM’s performance during 2012,” said AAM President & Chief Executive Officer David C. Dauch. “We value our relationship with BBAC, and we look forward to continuing to deliver quality products, advanced technology and operational excellence in the future for our customers.”
AAM was one of only six suppliers to receive a 2012 Supplier Award at BBAC’s 2013 Key Supplier Day Conference in April. AAM Asia operations manufacture premium independent rear drive axles (IRDAs) with AAM’s PowerLite® housings and several efficient hypoid gear ratios to support multiple engine and transmission configurations. These IRDAs are featured in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class vehicles for the region.
“AAM Asia is proud to have played a key role in BBAC’s localized production of Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class vehicles in China,” said Managing Director AAM-Asia Donald L. Joseph. “We owe our success to the support of AAM associates throughout the region and the strong collaboration with BBAC on the launch of these vehicles.”