LAKE FOREST, Ill. (April 6, 2015) — Clean air and ride performance products and systems supplier Tenneco Inc. has received a top supplier award from Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc. (TEMA).
The auto maker presented Tenneco with an Excellence Award in Supplier Diversity for Tenneco's Clean Air Division during Toyota's Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM) held last month at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. The event brings together approximately 1,000 supplier representatives from across North America.
“We're very honored to receive this award from Toyota as it demonstrates our commitment to supplier diversity,” said Josep Fornos, executive vice president of Tenneco Clean Air. “During 2014, Tenneco exceeded Toyota's MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) and WBE (Women Business Enterprise) goals.
“Our diverse supplier base is a competitive advantage for Tenneco, and strengthens our ability to deliver advanced, innovative clean air products and technologies for Toyota's cars and trucks.”
ABM — in its 19th year — allows TEMA to discuss business objectives with direct and indirect suppliers in preparation for its upcoming fiscal year, according to Toyota. Each year, TEMA recognizes suppliers that have exceeded the company's expectations in several categories.