Cummins Inc. was recognized by Chrysler Group LLC as a 2013 Supplier of the Year at the 2014 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony in Auburn Hills, Mich., last month.
Cummins actually received two separate accolades at the award ceremony: Powertrain Supplier of the Year and Technical Cost Reduction Supplier of the Year. Chrysler has been holding this event for several years, but this is the first time Cummins has won two awards in the same year.
"Our supply base manufactures more than 70 percent of the content on our cars and trucks," said Scott Kunselman, head of purchasing and supplier quality-Chrysler Group, in a statement. "It is critical that they are as focused as we are on creating innovative, high-quality vehicles that our customers want to drive. Our award-winning suppliers, like Cummins, have proven themselves to be motivated, capable and excited to be on the Chrysler team."
The suppliers were judged on performance in areas such as quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership. Cummins makes the 6.7-liter inline-six-cylinder turbo-diesel for the Ram 2500/3500 heavy-duty pickups and the 3500/4500/5500 Ram HD chassis cab, and has been the diesel option for Dodge/Ram trucks for 25 years.