KUNSHAN, China — Great Wall Motors Co. Ltd., producer of Haval- and Great Wall-brand cars and light trucks, has bestowed on Cooper Tire Asia a pair of supplier awards for quality and manufacturing.
Cooper earned Great Wall's 2018 Statistical Quality Award and the Simultaneous Engineering Achievement Award — the former for the use of statistical tools toward continuous improvement in achieving enhanced quality and the latter for its contributions toward optimizing of each stage in the vehicle development process prior to mass production.
Cooper, which has been supplying OE tires to Great Wall since 2011, said it was the only tire company recognized by the auto maker with these awards.
"We are proud to receive these two prestigious awards from Great Wall in recognition of Cooper's outstanding performance in supplying great tires and improving quality and performance," Allen Tsaur, senior vice president and general manager – Asia Tire Operations, said.
"We look forward to continued collaboration with Great Wall on further exciting projects and thank our customer for recognizing our efforts."
Cooper supplies Great Wall Motors from its Cooper (Kunshan) Tire Co. Ltd. operation in Kunshan.
The company's Asia business is part of Cooper's International tire operations, which reported 33.4-percent revenue growth last year, to $619 million, largely on the strength of its business in China. The international businesses now account for one-fourth of Cooper's global sales.