Southfield, Mich., January 20, 2010 — The Automotive Industry Action Group added 75 new member companies in 2009, a year overflowing with major turmoil for the automotive industry.
Collaboration and co-opetition are at the base of this impressive growth. “We know that on a going forward basis, our interdependence as an industry will have a significant impact on our ability to manage the recovery and sustain profitable growth,” remarked J. Scot Sharland, executive director.
AIAG’s membership actively engages in numerous initiatives, to facilitate industry consensus and resolve issues via the adoption of common business practices (e.g. engineering, logistics, packaging, quality, environmental health and safety, health care, etc.) and interoperable business systems counting application-to-application (A2A), plant-to-business (P2B) and business-to-business (B2B).
By collaborating with competitors in a neutral environment, members are able to identify inefficiencies in business processes. Initiatives are then developed and implemented at AIAG, by member companies, to save the industry millions of dollars and drive rework, error and scrap out of the global automotive supply chain.
New member companies joining the AIAG family in 2009 include:
Alta Mfg. Co.
Bellwright Industries, LLC
Bianchi Public Relations
Borg Indak, Inc
Burlington Technologies Inc.
California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
CHEP USA Inc
Circuit Works Corporation
Colonial Diversified Polymer Products, LLC
Corporation for International Business
D & R Technology, LLC
Detroit Products International, LLC
Durapart Industries AS
Fontaine International, Inc
Foster and Associates, Inc.
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Huntington Quality Associates, Inc
I.D. Systems, Inc.
INA Industria Nacional De Autopartes, A.C.
International Rectifier Corp.
International TechneGroup, Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc.
M.K. Chambers Company
Methode Electronics, Inc.
Michigan State University
Mueller Impacts Company
Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation USA
North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service
Orick Tool & Die, Inc.
Panasonic Automotive Systems of America
Q&A Chemical Co., Ltd.
Qdos Flexcircuits BDN. BHD
Quality House, S.C.
Radar Industries, Inc.
Resource International LLC
RSJ Technical Consulting
Sinclair Community College
Symbolic Systems, Inc.
System Seals, Inc.
Tecnologico De Monterrey
TFT Global Inc. - Woodstock
Tieco International (Aust) P/L
Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C.
Williams Controls, Inc.