On October 11 and 12, the 2011 Nissan Annual Supplier Conference and Awards took place in Franklin, TN. Nissan North America, Inc. recognized several suppliers for their contribution to Nissan quality during the 2010 fiscal year and I’m pleased to announce that one of the companies named was Calsonic Kansei Corporation! We walked away as a top 20 finalist in the Regional Supplier Quality Award. This is the first award received in Quality since 2001. CK also received a Quality Master Certificate. This certificate recognizes NNA’s top production suppliers based on quality evaluations from all NNA divisions. Suppliers are rated on performance regarding parts per million defect rate, warranty, countermeasure lead-time, recalls and responsiveness from April 1, 2010 to March31, 2011. This is a tremendous achievement!
We also received the Innovation Award for the development of an Intelligent Control Display. A new honor this year was the “Spirit of Monozukuri” Award. Nissan recognized suppliers who have shown an outstanding commitment to embody the “spirit of Monozukuri” within their organizations. This year Nissan honorably mentioned both CKNA and CKMX as Top 10 Finalists in the “Spirit of Monozukuri” Award. What great honors we have received! Congratulations to everyone who helped make these achievements possible.