MAGOG, Quebec — Two Toyota Corp. companies active in the materials-handling sector have singled out industrial tire and track maker Camso Ltd. with top supplier awards.
Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. recognized Magog-based Camso with its Core Value Award: Respect for People, while Toyota Industries Corp. gave Camso its Global Contribution Award. Both entities are involved in the production of materials-handling equipment such as forklifts.
The Core Value Awards are granted to suppliers that are recognized as living Toyota's values and act as industry role models through their actions and results, Camso said. Among the five categories — Respect for People, Customer Focused, Embrace and Drive Change, Teamwork and Family Spirit, and Professional Excellence — Camso won the Respect for People award.
Gregory Lewandowski, OEM sales director, material handling, North America, for Camso, said receiving this awards is "proof that our values of empowerment, integrity, teamwork and commitment resonate with our customers and are clearly visible and beneficial when interacting with us."
Toyota defines this award as a recognition for partners that treat their employees as their most valued asset. Camso said its extensive training activities and employee-training programs combined with its active presence in communities around the world are evidence of the company's dedication to its people.
For the second year in a row, Camso received Toyota Industries' Global Contribution award, which recognizes companies that meet Toyota's requirements in providing products and service.
"For our team, this award represents the recognition of an increasingly strong partnership with Toyota Industries Corp., and the important level of mutual trust between our organizations," Emmanuel Marchat, representative director, Japan, at Camso, said
Camso, a Group Michelin subsidiary, designs, manufactures and distributes off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage systems for applications including construction and agricultural industries.