TROY, Mich., April 5, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.
(NYSE: ARM) today announced that its Meritor Suspension Systems Co. (MSSC)
joint venture with Mitsubishi Steel Manufacturing Co. is a recipient of
Honda's Quality Performance Award, for achieving a defect rate of zero parts
per million (PPM) from January to December 2005 at its site in Chatham, Ont.,
Canada. The facility, part of ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS)
business group, was recognized at the Honda Supplier Conference March 15 at
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC.
"Our customers rightfully expect, and deserve, excellence," said Cesar
Ungaretti, vice president and general manager, and president of MSSC. "It's a
great honor for the MSSC team in Chatham to be recognized by Honda for their
hard work. This is also a very important accomplishment distinguishing us as a
company that puts quality first."
"Receiving the Honda Quality Performance Award is a reflection of how we
manage our quality systems with a focus on zero PPM," added David Hunt,
Chatham site manager. "Through our culture of continuous improvement, everyone
strives for perfection -- and we're proud to have realized this at our
The Chatham site produces stabilizer bars for the Acura MDX, as well as
stabilizer bar assemblies for the Honda Pilot, Ridgeline and Element models.
ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (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
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.
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SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.