The award recognizes suppliers for their exceptional use of philosophies and processes related to “Monozukuri” – the spirit of striving for manufacturing excellence associated with Nissan’s collaborative strategy of working closely with suppliers to increase quality and reduce cost through continuous improvement. PKAF was one of four suppliers, and the only coatings company, to earn the honor based on 2016 fiscal-year performance during the regional carmaker’s annual supplier conference in Nashville, Tenn.
“PKAF is proud to be recognized with the Monozukuri Spirit Award for the second consecutive year, which is a testament to our ability to identify ways to continuously improve quality, reduce costs and ultimately, benefit customers,” said Tom Greenwood, president, PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes. “We’re excited to see what future innovations develop from this strong partnership.”
PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes is a joint venture of PPG and Kansai Paint that sells automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants to global original equipment manufacturers, primarily Japanese automakers with manufacturing operations in North America and Europe.