TROY, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.'s (NYSE: ARM)
Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group announced today that its Emissions
Technologies team based in Almussafes, Spain, received a Ford Motor Co. Gold
Award for exemplary performance in 2005. As part of Ford's prestigious World
Excellence award supplier series, the Gold Award recognizes outstanding
performance in the areas of cost, quality and delivery.
During a ceremony held in Dearborn, Mich., U.S., Richard Parry-Jones, Ford
group vice president of Global Product Development and chief technology
officer, indicated that World Excellence award recipients are part of an elite
group within the global automotive community.
As a Customer Value Center (CVC), ArvinMeritor's Almussafes facility --
which employs a core team of 14 people -- is line-sequenced to the production
level of Ford's vehicle operations in Valencia, Spain. The CVC supplies a
daily average of 1,050 cold-end exhaust systems for the automaker's popular
Ford Fiesta model.
"We're proud of the hard-working individuals at Almussafes, who strive
each day to meet our customer's goals for timely delivery with zero quality
concerns," said Michael Bleidt, vice president and general manager of LVS
Emissions Technologies for ArvinMeritor.
ArvinMeritor's LVS business group posted more than $4.8 billion in sales
during fiscal year 2005, and employs more than 15,000 people at 73 facilities
in 23 countries. LVS -- a market leader in the product categories it serves
-- supplies integrated systems and modules to the world's leading passenger
car and light truck OEMs. With advanced technology and systems design
expertise in apertures, undercarriage, wheel and emissions control, LVS
combines high-quality components into cost-effective, performance-based
solutions for virtually every car and light truck on the road today.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier $8.8 billion global supplier of a broad
range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle
industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and
specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets.
Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 29,000 people
at more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 25 countries. ArvinMeritor
common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at:
SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.
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