On October 19th, 2015, Summit Polymers, Inc. received its Veteran-owned Business Certificate from the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC). The NVBDC is a not-for-profit organization that was created for the purpose of providing a credible and reliable certifying authority to ensure valid documentation and acknowledgement of a business’ Veteran ownership and control.
This certification not only recognizes Summit Polymers as a Veteran-owned business, it also provides Summit’s customers an opportunity to further diversify their sourcing. More and more companies are establishing specific and measurable goals for the amount of business they and their suppliers do with Veteran-owned businesses. Veteran-owned businesses are often included in the “diverse” category for those companies. In addition, many states and the federal government have enacted laws and policies favorable to Veteran-owned businesses and helping create opportunities when it comes to state-government contracting.
Fifty one global supplier partners were honored at a special ceremony for their exceptional contributions to Ford Motor Company in 2013. Top-performing suppliers were recognized for achieving excellence in key areas including quality, cost performance and delivery. Summit Polymers was one of only two top performing suppliers that received two awards during the ceremony. One was a Gold Award for quality and the other a Recognition of Achievement for “warranty improvement”. This is the fourth year in a row that Summit was honored with a “World Excellence” award for quality.
Eighteen countries were represented at the 16th annual World Excellence Awards.
The World Excellence Awards recognize suppliers who not only achieve the highest level of cost competitiveness, quality and delivery, but also achknowledge the diverse cultures, value and ideas of the thousands of individuals they employ. “These suppliers have demonstrated the highest level of excellence, and we are honored to have them as part of the One Ford Team”, said Hau Thai-Tang, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing.
Summit Polymers is again announcing expansion plans in China to meet growing business needs and to support increased global platform requirements from its’ key OE customers.
The new plant opened in Nanjing, China in the 2Q of 2014. This new plant includes a full range of manufacturing capabilities only 5 miles from the recently expanded Summit Nanjing facility. This new plant is the culmination of continuing growth of Summit’s automotive OE customers in China, as well as support for global platform programs that ship throughout the greater Asian Rim regions.
The Summit operations specialize in high value add, decorative and kinetic products. Logistic services are in place to support multi region global platform programs.
June 5, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC honored its top-performing suppliers during the Company’s 2013 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony held today at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
“Chrysler Group suppliers need to be nimble, innovative and, above all else, focused on the quality of the parts and services they are providing us,” said Kunselman. “The suppliers we are honoring today have proven themselves to be motivated, capable and excited to be on the Chrysler team. They are critical to our success in delivering our customers the best cars and trucks in the world.”
May 2013 – Ford Motor Company hosted its 15th annual World Excellence Awards ceremony to celebrate its top-performing global suppliers in 2012.
Summit Polymers was named a Gold Award Winner by Tony Brown, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, during the ceremony. The Gold Award is awarded to the top 5 percent of qualifying suppliers who demonstrated superior quality, delivery and cost performance.
Tony Brown congratulated the award winners saying, “Congratulations to the 2012 World Excellence Award winners. You are a valued member of the ONE Ford Team and we thank you for helping Ford Go Further. Your unyielding commitment to the pursuit of excellence for technology, quality and cost efficiency helps us to deliver the best vehicles in the world to our customers. Together we are achieving our ONE Ford Goal of delivering profitable growth for all.”
Summit Polymers participated as an exhibitor in the 7th International Suppliers Fair (IZB) from October 10th-12th, 2012. The IZB is the leading European trade fair for the automotive supplier industry and is held bi-annually in Wolfsburg Germany. The event featured 776 exhibitors from 28 different nations and recorded a total of 49,000 visitors. Summit displayed several products from our extensive portfolio, everything from Air Outlets to Full Console Assemblies. The components on display featured a wide variety of Summit's manufacturing capabilities such as painting, pad printing, hot stamping, applique molding, high gloss mold-in-color as well as lean assembly. The event also provided a great opportunity for Summit to show our full system product development capabilities to current current and prospective customers.
Tony Brown, Ford; Jim Haas, SPI; Alan Mulally, Ford; Raj Nair, Ford
May 2012 – Summit Polymers was awarded the Gold Award from Ford Motor Company’s Tony Brown during a world excellence award ceremony.
Tony Brown, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, congratulated the award winners by saying “Congratulations to the 2011 World Excellence Award Winners. Your relentless commitment in the pursuit of excellence for technology, quality and cost efficiency distinguishes your company as a valued member of the ONE Ford Team and enables all of us to achieve our ONE Ford Goal – delivering profitable growth for all. Thank you for helping Ford Go Further and deliver to customers the best vehicles in the world.”
Ford Motor Company recognized its 2010 top performing global suppliers with the World Excellence Awards, the company’s highest recognition for its suppliers across the globe.
The World Excellence Awards honor suppliers that have aligned themselves with the values and operating practices of Ford while reaching the highest quality, technology, cost and delivery standards.