TROY, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.'s (NYSE: ARM)
Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group announced today that its Emissions
Technologies business received Volkswagen Group's Excellence Award in 2006 for
Quality. Specifically, ArvinMeritor's manufacturing facility in Pamplona,
Spain, and two Customer Value Centers (CVCs) in Martorell, Spain, and Mlada
Boleslav, Czech Republic, are recipients of the Excellence Award.
The award distinguishes ArvinMeritor as one of only three Volkswagen
suppliers globally to achieve this distinction in 2006.
"To win a prestigious Volkswagen Group Excellence Award is certainly a
remarkable accomplishment," said Michael Bleidt, vice president and general
manager of LVS Emissions Technologies for ArvinMeritor. "It speaks to the
dedication of our 300 employees in Pamplona, Martorell and Mlada Boleslav, who
deliver the highest quality and value to our customers every day."
The Emissions Technologies teams in Spain and Czech Republic produce
340,000 hot-end and 353,000 cold-end exhaust systems annually for several
Volkswagen models, including the Polo, Seat Ibiza and Cordoba, in addition to
two Skoda models launching in 2007. ArvinMeritor CVCs deliver products that
are line-sequenced to the automaker's production level.
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.
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SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.
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