NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced that its Global Rolled Products plant in Kunshan, China was named Supplier of the Year by Modine-Asia, a worldwide leader in thermal management systems and components. Alcoa’s Kunshan plant supplies Modine-Asia with high-quality brazing sheet used in the automotive, industrial, and specialty markets.
Criteria for Modine-Asia’s Supplier of the Year award covers numerous areas, including: quality, supply chain effectiveness, competitiveness, and long-term relationship. Alcoa’s Kunshan plant is a defect-free supplier and supported Modine’s implementation of a new aluminum alloy across the globe. The Alcoa alloy (0301) enables Modine to produce the same high-quality across their operations. Alcoa plants that participated in the coordinated effort were: Kunshan, Köfém, Hungary and Lancaster, PA. The award was presented by Tom Marry, VP Modine-Asia in front of the Modine management team and more than 100 representatives of domestic and international suppliers.
Alcoa is working with Modine to explore ways to expand their work into additional markets using Alcoa aluminum alloys to replace other materials and take advantage of Alcoa’s abilities to reduce system costs, increase performance and generate considerable energy savings in cooling & heating.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.
Modine, with fiscal 2010 revenues of $1.2 billion, specializes in thermal management systems and components, bringing highly engineered heating and cooling technology and solutions to diversified global markets. Modine products are used in light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, off-highway and industrial equipment, refrigeration systems, and fuel cells. The company employs approximately 6,000 people at 30 facilities worldwide in 14 countries. For more information about Modine, visit www.modine.com.