LISLE, Ill. — IC Bus parent company Navistar recognized 32 top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Award this week.
Navistar said that the select group, which represents the top 2% of the company's supply base, exceeded performance expectations for quality, delivery, technology, and cost.
"We are delighted to acknowledge our best suppliers with the elite Diamond Supplier Award," said David McKean, vice president of procurement and logistics for Navistar. "The suppliers earning top honors this year demonstrated an unwavering commitment to quality, delivered customer value, and partnered with us on cost-effective, innovative solutions."
From freight and engineering services to defense, electronics, powertrain components, advanced safety, and brake systems, the Diamond Supplier Award recognizes suppliers from around the world. Navistar noted that the recipients include businesses owned and operated by women, minorities, and veterans.
"Navistar experienced a breakthrough year in 2017 as we returned to profitability and, in large part, it was through positive supplier relationships [that] help us bring new, customer-centric innovations to market," McKean added.
Here are this year's Diamond Supplier Award recipients:
• AL3 Inc.
• AxleTech International
• Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
• Robert Bosch LLC
• Caresoft Global Inc.
• Cloudera Inc.
• Cummins Inc. Engine Business Unit
• Donaldson Co. Inc.
• Durable Products Inc.
• Express Packaging
• Fontaine Fifth Wheel
• Grupo HG Transportaciones S.A. de C.V.
• Imperial Express
• Marion Body Works Inc.
• Maxion Inmagusa
• Milton Mfg. Inc.
• Newstream Enterprises
• NSI Crankshafts
• Parker Engine Mobile Original Equipment Division
• PKC Group
• Prestolite Electric Inc.
• PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC
• Shippers Automotive Group
• Superior Trim
• T/CCI Mfg. LLC
• Tech Mahindra Ltd.
• TruckMovers.com Inc.
• Transportation Service Inc.
• Voss Automotive Inc.
• ZYNP International Corp.
Prestolite Electric, which provides Leece-Neville alternators for IC Bus school buses and other Navistar vehicles, issued a press release about receiving the Diamond Supplier Award.
“This award validates the success of our efforts to help Navistar improve uptime for its customers with the highest quality technology, and to provide exceptional value by exceeding cost expectations,” said Nick Laenen, vice president of sales and marketing for Prestolite Electric.