Control system integrator celebrates innovation in American manufacturing with first annual Customer of the Year Award presented to FCA US Transmission and Casting Division
Auburn Hills, MI and Kokomo, IN– January 28, 2016 – Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration, today announced that it has awarded the FCA US LLC Transmission and Casting Division as Customer of the Year 2015. FCA US, formerly Chrysler Group, is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. This is the first year Patti Engineering has presented the award.
Patti Engineering’s management team voted on nominations submitted by team members, and chose this year’s recipient based on four criteria:
- Forward Thinking
- Innovative Solutions
- Trusted Relationships
- Fair and Ethical Business Practices
FCA US has been a customer of Patti Engineering for many years. The Transmissions and Casting Division has seven facilities and is based in Kokomo, Ind., where Patti Engineering opened an office in early 2015.
“FCA US was a very compelling choice for our first Customer of the Year Award,” said Sam Hoff, CEO of Patti Engineering. “They are leading the way in manufacturing innovations. We have the privilege of seeing that up-close as an integration supplier.”
Larry Bosley, Director of Manufacturing at FCA US, attributes the culture of innovation to the implementation of the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) methodology that was first implemented by Fiat in 2006 and introduced to Chrysler Group as part of the alliance between the two companies in June 2009. WCM focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. The Transmission and Casting Division has made several upgrades to control systems recently. It is the same division that launched the eight- and nine-speed transmissions over the last three years.
“We are honored to receive this award from Patti Engineering,” said Bosley.
About Patti Engineering, Inc.
Patti Engineering, Inc. is a CSIA Certified control systems integration company offering high-caliber engineering and software development services. Patti Engineering’s technical expertise in electrical control and information systems provides turnkey control systems integration for design/build, upgrade/retrofit and asset/energy management projects. Industrial automation, production intelligence and shop floor IT solutions services include: project management, electrical engineering, hardware design, hardware procurement, software development, installation, calibration, start-up testing, verification, documentation, training and warranty support. Customer satisfaction and project success earned the company Control Engineering Magazine’s Hall of Fame. For more information, visit www.pattieng.com.