The Four Keys to Success as a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier //
Friday, 09 October 2020
Springfield, TN (October 9, 2020) – Martinrea International, SIMPAC America, and MetalForming Magazine team up for an exclusive video production to showcase what truly defines a capable Tier 1 supplier and how a collaboration with a press manufacturer, like SIMPAC, can help make significant strides towards a Tier 1 supplier’s success.  
“Many factors, such as the economic impact of COVID-19 and the presidential election, have forced the metal forming community to rethink sales and marketing. There has to be a new balance in catering to customers while also maintaining a successful business model,” explains Stephan Robertson, General Manager/VP of Sales & Operations at SIMPAC America. “Our friends at Martinrea International are flourishing despite these difficult times, and one can argue this is due to their renowned lean culture and team-focused drive to being one of the leading Tier 1 automotive suppliers.” 
Throughout this 5-minute video, MetalForming Magazine’s Editorial Director, Brad Kuvin, interviews Martinrea International’s GM, Esau Gardner, to cover the following key topics:
  • Culture: Learn how Martinrea inspires its entire team so that employees are proud of their creations and improvements.
  • Flexibility: Understand Martinrea’s mission of delivering a quality product on time and how it manages to keep this mission alive throughout COVID-19.
  • Training: Grasp the Martinrea standard of implementing milestones during growth and expansion, ensuring that employees across the entire organization completely understand the overall short- and long-term vision and purpose of each milestone.
  • Equipment: Discover the SIMPAC DTE4 1000-ton mechanical press and learn how this press provides even more efficiency due to its large bed size and competitive strokes per minute.
Keep a lookout on SIMPAC America’s social channels and on for the upcoming article!

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