GRAND HAVEN, MICH.- Shape Corp., a supplier of bumper reinforcement structures, was recognized as an Excellent Award winner at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.’s (TEMA) Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM) in March.“Receiving an Excellent Award from Toyota is a great accomplishment for Shape,” said Steve Hailstone, business development leader of Shape’s Toyota business unit. “It shows that we have succeeded in providing Toyota with the supplier diversity that they are looking for.”
ABM allows TEMA to discuss business objectives with direct and indirect suppliers in preparation for its upcoming fiscal year. Every year, TEMA recognizes suppliers who exceeded the company’s expectations in several categories.
“Toyota works closely with each supplier partner in order to build our top quality vehicles,” stated Robert Young, TEMA’s purchasing vice president. “This event emphasizes our suppliers’ commitment to flexibility and continuous improvement. This allows Toyota to focus on building safe and reliable products.”
In the U.S. alone, there are about 50,000 supplier jobs dedicated to Toyota across more than 30 states. In addition, Toyota collectively spent nearly $25 billion on parts, goods and services last year in North America.
Shape Corp. is a global leader in impact energy management systems that protect occupants, pedestrians and vehicles. 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 is recognized as a pioneer in advanced custom roll forming and injection molding and applies this expertise to energy management systems, in addition to an array of industries including 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.