Waupaca Foundry received the Bosch North American Supplier Award at its North America Supplier meeting in Mexico City.
Plant 1 in Waupaca supplies gray iron castings used in mobile hydraulic assemblies manufactured at Bosch’s Fountain Inn, South Carolina plant.
The foundry was honored for achieving high levels of quality, pricing, reliability, technology and continuous improvement.
Waupaca Foundry is a Hitachi Metals Group company.
The Bosch group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs about 375,000 associates and generated sales of 70.6 billion euros worldwide.
Eleven of 2,708 suppliers to Bosch have received the award for manufacturing and supplying products or services over the past two years.
“The Bosch Supplier Award goes to outstanding suppliers who play a key role in the Bosch Group’s success and further growth of Bosch in North America” said Rene Schlegel, president of Robert Bosch Mexico.
Suppliers that are competitive, with a “zero-defect mindset” and develop best-in-class processes are considered top suppliers by Bosch. “Our team is very focused on supporting Bosch’s North American goals and our commitment to working collaboratively with them has contributed to a successful relationship,” said John Wiesbrock, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Waupaca Foundry.
This is the first time Waupaca Foundry has won the Bosch North America Supplier Award.)
Waupaca Foundry is the largest iron foundry company in the world produces gray iron castings, ductile iron castings, HNM series high-strength ductile iron and austempered ductile iron castings using state-of-the-art processes and technology. The manufacturer also specializes in precision machining and assembly for the OEM automotive industry.
Waupaca Foundry is North America’s leading supplier of iron castings to the automotive, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, and industrial markets. Headquartered in Waupaca, the iron castings supplier operates seven iron foundries located in Waupaca, Marinette, Tell City, Indiana, Etowah, Tennessee, and Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. The company operates two machining and assembly plants in Effingham, Illinois, and Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Waupaca employs approximately 4,400 people.
Hitachi Metals, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, had consolidated revenue totaling $8.5 billion in fiscal 2015.
The company manufactures and markets a diverse portfolio of high-grade metal products and materials, magnetic materials and applications, high-grade functional components and equipment, wires, cables and related products.