PKAF was one of four suppliers, and the only coatings company, to earn the honor based on 2016 fiscal-year performance during the regional carmaker's annual supplier conference in Nashville, Tenn.
"PKAF is proud to be recognized with the Monozukuri Spirit Award for the second consecutive year, which is a testament to our ability to identify ways to continuously improve quality, reduce costs and ultimately, benefit customers," said Tom Greenwood, president, PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes.
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 teams inventiveness and overall focus in helping Nissan to improve productivity and vehicle quality while reducing costs, said Ranju Arya, global director for PKAFs Nissan account.
Rurak, president, PKAF
. "The expansion of the alliance will enable us to better serve the needs of Japanese automotive manufacturers and parts suppliers operating in Hungary and may lead to future opportunities for collaboration in other areas of Eastern Europe."
"PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes (PKAF
) should usher in a new era for the automotive coatings industry," said Rich Rurak, president, PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes, which was established in the fourth quarter of 2004.
The joint venture, PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes (PKAF
), will initially focus on Japanese-based OEMs in North America and Europe, with further plans to establish marketing and sales operations in Shanghai and other Asia countries.