GRAND HAVEN, MICH.- Nissan presented Shape Corp. with the 2011 Spirit of Monozukuri Award in recognition of showing their commitment to the “spirit of Monozukuri” within the organization.
Shape is one of the first suppliers to receive this award from Nissan, recognizing the company’s commitment to investigating and executing opportunities for improvements in product development and production that result in cost reductions and added value. The Spirit of Monozukuri Award reflects the achievements in the cross-functional collaboration with Shape and Nissan.
“This award is a great expression of Shape and Nissan’s business relationship,” said Brian Karabelski, Shape business development leader. “We won this award because we were dedicated to fulfilling their needs for a high quality product at the right price, which proved us to be a leader at Nissan in technical cost reduction through value analysis development and value added engineering.”
Monozukuri is a Japanese concept meaning having the spirit to produce excellent products and having the ability to continuously improve manufacturing systems and processes. The principle behind the concept is to create value by reducing cost of high quality products.
Shape Corp. is a global leader in impact energy management systems and advanced custom rollforming, with expertise in custom injection molding. Headquartered in Grand Haven, Mich., Shape Corp. is a full service supplier providing design, engineering, testing and manufacturing for plastic and metal solutions in North America, Europe and Asia. Shape Corp. is flexible in materials and processes to provide products for an array of industries including pedestrian protection, automotive, office furniture, health care, agriculture and more. Founded in 1974, Shape has over 1,200 associates and four sister companies. For more information, visit Shape’s website at www.shapecorp.com or contact the communications department at (616) 846-8700 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.