Waupaca Foundry, Inc.: Named Supplier of the Year


Kawasaki Motors manufacturing corp., U.S.A. recognizes quality

Waupaca, Wis., July 17, 2013 — Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, U.S.A. (KMM) , located in Maryville, MO, has named Waupaca Foundry Inc. winner of its 2012 Supplier of the Year award, the only company to receive this recognition.

According to Paul Walter, KMM Purchasing’s Assistant Manager, there are many factors that go into the selection of supplier awards, but the company with the best total value is awarded the highest honor. Waupaca Foundry was the top performer from 100+ global suppliers last year. “This award recognizes the company that is the best at what they do. KMM sets their expectations high for suppliers. Waupaca was able to meet this challenge.”

Waupaca Foundry’s plants located in Waupaca and Marinette, Wisconsin were recognized for timely response to KMM needs and overall ease of doing business. The Waupaca, Wis. plant makes flywheels for Kawasaki engines; the Marinette, Wis. plant makes crankshafts. Both plants were cited for 100% on-time delivery. Suppliers are reviewed monthly by Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., with a focus on customer service, product quality, cost, and productivity.

“Our production processes and technology have been developed to ensure overall quality for our customers,” said Gary Gigante, President and CEO of Waupaca Foundry. “But our greatest asset is the skill and knowledge of our team members. We’re thrilled our focus on customer service has been rewarded with this recognition.”

Waupaca Foundry was previously awarded the 2010 Cost Savings Award for all KMM suppliers.
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About Waupaca Foundry, Inc. Waupaca Foundry, Inc., the largest iron foundry company in the world, produces gray iron castings and ductile iron castings using state-of-the-art technology. Waupaca is North America’s leading supplier of iron castings to the automotive, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, and industrial markets. Headquartered in Waupaca, Wisconsin, the iron foundry operates six manufacturing facilities, located in Waupaca, Wisconsin (3), Marinette, Wisconsin, Tell City, Indiana, and Etowah, Tennessee. Waupaca employs approximately 3,700 people. For more information, visit www.waupacafoundry.com.

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