ETCO Incorporated Joins Automotive Industry Action Group
Bradenton, Fla., February 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRWEB/ - ETCO Incorporated announced today that it has joined the Automotive Industry Action Group. The Automotive Industry Action Group is a not for profit association that seeks to make manufacturing processes more efficient, collaborative and standardized globally. ETCO is an industry leader in automotive ignition components, precision metal stamping and aftermarket parts manufacturing. The announcement signals ETCO’s resolve and commitment to continuous improvement in manufacturing.
The announcement is the latest development in the Company’s push to increase the quality of OEM and aftermarket parts. This is also following its significant investment in plant enhancements, software upgrades and qualitative/quantitative reviews in its quality and manufacturing groups. ETCO’s initial involvement with AIAG will be in knowledge sharing as well as enhanced training on continuous improvement best practices.
ETCO is also planning on leveraging its deep knowledge of supply chain management, quality and corporate responsibility in the group. The company has an extensive background forging quality processes in the realm of metal stamping for appliance, automotive OEM/aftermarket and medical devices. Being a part of the Automotive Industry Action Group will allow ETCO to use that background to collaborate on a whole host of projects.
ETCO’s Director of Quality, John Skory states that, “We are proud to join this illustrious organization. We believe that ETCO can positively contribute and collaborate with other members of AIAG.” He continues, “ETCO’s commitment to quality is evident even more so now that we are a member of AIAG.”
Founded in 1947, ETCO is a privately owned company. The Company manufactures precision stampings and rubber and plastic molded products used principally by major automotive and appliance manufacturers. ETCO also has major customers in a variety of other industries in the USA and over 30 countries throughout the world. ETCO has factories and a research complex in Bradenton, Florida and a factory and engineering center in Warwick, Rhode Island.
For more information on ETCO, visit the Company website online at http://www.etco.com.
AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where, for more than 30 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government entities and individuals in academia have worked collaboratively to drive down costs and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to more than 960 members including renowned OEMs, such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Navistar, Nissan, Toyota, and many of their parts suppliers and service providers. For more information, visit (http://www.aiag.org/).