Milwaukee-based Strattec Security Corp. has been named the 2014 Supplier of the Year by Ford Rotunda, which is part of the Ford Motor Company’s customer service division.
“I’m extremely proud of the hard work by our Strattec associates to earn this prestigious award. It is especially gratifying since it highlights our efforts to diversify,” said Frank Krejci, president and chief executive officer. “Last year, we won a Supplier of the Year Award from Chrysler in the Electronic Products category for designing, manufacturing and delivering product, which has historically been our strength. This award highlights the service business we created.”
Steve Gilles, manager of New Business Development, added: “We provide support of increased customer satisfaction at Ford’s automotive dealerships. As automotive access and security becomes more sophisticated, dealerships are choosing to outsource to Strattec the coding of replacement keys for increased product accuracy with the expectation of timely one-day delivery. This recognition from Ford Rotunda validates the investment in superior processes that Strattec has made in the last few years to enhance our product portfolio with value-added services that are world-class.”
Strattec designs, develops, manufactures and markets automotive access control products, including mechanical locks and keys, electronically enhanced locks and keys, and steering column and instrument panel ignition lock housings. Strattec’s history in the automotive business spans over 100 years.