PPG today announced that PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes (PKAF), its joint venture with Kansai Paint, has received the Nissan 2016 Regional Monozukuri Spirit Award from Nissan Group of North America. PKAF was one of four suppliers, and the only coatings company, to earn the honor based on 2015 fiscal-year performance during the regional carmaker’s annual supplier conference last month in Franklin, Tennessee.
The award recognizes suppliers for their exceptional use of philosophies and processes related to “Monozukuri” – Nissan’s collaborative strategy of working closely with suppliers to increase quality and reduce cost through continuous improvement.
PKAF provides vehicle coatings, adhesives and sealants to all Nissan plants in North America.
“It is an honor for PKAF to receive this prestigious award, recognizing our team’s inventiveness and overall focus in helping Nissan to improve productivity and vehicle quality while reducing costs,” said Ranju Arya, global director for PKAF’s Nissan account. “Like Nissan, we are committed to the spirit of cooperation that is the foundation of ‘Monozukuri.’”
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.
About Nissan North America
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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
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