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June 23, 2003
AFL Automotive Receives Preferred Supplier Award from PACCAR
SAN ANTONIO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2003--AFL Automotive
announced today that it has received PACCAR's Preferred Supplier
Award, the highest award PACCAR bestows upon its vendors. PACCAR is a
leading manufacturer of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.
The award was presented during a recent ceremony at AFL's
manufacturing facility in Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico. "We are very
honored to receive this prestigious award," said Robert T. Alexander,
Chairman, President and CEO of Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. "We are a committed
supplier of EDS products to the global heavy and medium truck markets,
and the Kenworth and Peterbilt platforms are very important elements
of this business."
The Preferred Supplier Award is presented to suppliers that
demonstrate a commitment to total quality within the relationship. AFL
achieves quality, delivery and service levels that allow it to be
designated as a PACCAR Certified Supplier, demonstrating its attention
to customer satisfaction. This requires continuous involvement from
all areas of the company, including manufacturing, engineering, and
AFL Automotive's Heavy Truck and Specialty Product Group supplies
electrical distribution systems for the Kenworth and Peterbilt
nameplates. It has been a PACCAR Certified Supplier since 1994.
About AFL Automotive
AFL Automotive, an Alcoa business, is a global industry leader and
full-service supplier of complete electrical distribution
architecture, delivering expert capabilities in design, engineering,
testing and manufacturing.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum,
fabricated aluminum and alumina, and is active in all major aspects of
the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging,
building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial
markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other
capabilities of Alcoa's businesses as a single solution to customers.
In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets
consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) aluminum foil, Alcoa(R)
wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are
vinyl siding, closures, precision castings, and electrical
distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 127,000
employees in 40 countries. For more information go to www.alcoa.com