For the second year in a row, GKN Aerospace has received a supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems. Spirit recognized GKN Aerospace with a Collaboration Values Partner award for superior performance at the 2018 Spirit AeroSystems supplier recognition banquet in Wichita, Kansas.
“Spirit is proud to recognize these suppliers for sharing our passion in delivering high-quality products, on time,” said Tom Gentile, Spirit president and chief executive officer. “Our success in meeting our customers’ deadlines could not happen without world-class partners. We look forward to collaborating with them in the future as we continue to deliver the best aerostructures to the world’s leading aerospace companies.”
Spirit AeroSystems Supply Chain Management awards these honorees to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance, with nominations typically coming from the company’s procurement groups. Suppliers like GKN Aerospace can be nominated for offering outstanding support, expediting deliveries or providing weekend assistance.
“We take our responsibility to protect Spirit’s production lines very seriously and view our relationship with them as more of a partnership,” said Todd Gardner, site leader at GKN Aerospace’s Wellington facility. “We are proud to receive this recognition from Spirit AeroSystems for another consecutive year, and it is a testament to the work our team does every day on Spirit’s behalf.”