Autoliv Receives 2011 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.—October 26, 2011—The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is pleased to announce Autoliv as a 2011 recipient of its Manufacturing Excellence Award.
Autoliv, the global leader in automotive safety systems, manufactures the broadest array of active and passive safety products for all major vehicle manufacturers worldwide. The company’s Brigham City, Utah, location is one of seven facilities to receive the award, which signifies high levels of manufacturing excellence achieved and sustained throughout the past year. All award recipients recognized by AME maintain global competitiveness and continually position their organizations as leaders.
Autoliv develops, manufactures and supplies virtually all aspects of a car’s safety system including airbags, seatbelt systems, steering wheels, electronics, night vision systems and improved seating. On the journey to enterprise excellence since 1996, the company employs more than 900 people at its Brigham City location and provides its products worldwide. In 2010, Autoliv posted revenues of $7.2 billion.
“AME is pleased to recognize Autoliv with the 2011 Manufacturing Excellence Award,” says Paul Kuchuris, AME President. “In recent years, Autoliv has increased the number of inflators produced per person through effective application of continuous improvement methods such as standardized work, TPM, waste elimination, focused workshops and integrated automation. The company is a leader in the implementation of Lean principles, which has secured its reputation for manufacturing high-quality products.”
AME’s Manufacturing Excellence Awards honor companies that demonstrate significant progress in their journeys toward enterprise excellence through continuous improvement over a three-year period. The following companies were also award recipients:
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Autoliv, Inc., with its joint ventures, has 80 facilities with 46,000 employees in 29 countries. In addition, the company has 10 technical centers in nine countries around the world, with 21 test tracks—more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2010 grew by 40 percent to nearly $7.2 billion. The company’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm (ALIV sdb). For more information about Autoliv, please visit http://www.autoliv.com.