HANNIBAL – Spartan Light Metal Products has been recognized for the 11th consecutive year by Toyota at their annual Supplier Awards. The company’s Hannibal plant was once again confirmed as one of the very selected suppliers to earn this honor.
Spartan Light Metal Products is a full-service, family-owned supplier of die-cast aluminum and magnesium powertrains and structural products for the automotive and utility vehicle markets. The company has more than 1,000 employees with manufacturing facilities located in Hannibal, Mexico, Missouri and Sparta, Illinois. Spartan Light Metal Products has just started production at its fourth manufacturing facility located next to its existing manufacturing facility in Mexico City, Missouri. The facility, named “Spartan LMP”, has two 4,200 ton high pressure die casting machines to support large structural parts and the powertrain.
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Toyota’s Annual Business Meeting allows Toyota Motor North America to discuss business goals with 600 direct and indirect suppliers for its next fiscal year. Each year, TMNA rewards suppliers who have exceeded company expectations in several categories.
“Toyota works with each of our supplier partners to build vehicles with high standards of safety, quality and reliability to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Robert Young, Group Vice President, TMNA Research & Development Purchasing Supplier Development. “We are delighted to recognize those in our supply base who exceed our high performance goals and allow us to build ‘ever better vehicles’ for our North American customers. We know 2020 has been a difficult year, so their ability to perform at this level is particularly impressive. We thank them and their team members for their tremendous support, partnership, and commitment to continuous improvement and collaboration.
“At Spartan, we are very honored to be recognized once again by Toyota. We will continue to work hard every day to provide high quality products to our valued partner, ”said Tom Messner, CEO of Spartan Light Metal Products.