BROOK PARK, Ohio, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Greenkote PLC, ( http://greenkote.com/) provider of anti-corrosion metal coatings, announced that its Mexico division, Greenkote IPC, has received the Bosch North America Supplier Award 2014. At a gala ceremony in Mexico City, November 12, 2014, Bosch presented the award to 16 suppliers who have performed well in manufacturing and supplying products or services over the past two years — especially in quality, pricing, reliability, technology and continuous improvement.
“The Bosch Supplier Award goes to outstanding suppliers who play a key role in the Bosch Group’s success and further growth of Bosch in North America,” said Rene Schlegel, president of Robert Bosch Mexico.
Receiving the award were James Thomson, COO of Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, and Jaime Camacho, General Manager of Greenkote IPC, Santa Rosa Jauregui, Mexico. “We are deeply honored to receive this important award from Bosch,” said Mr. Thomson. “Jaime and all the people at our facility in Mexico work very hard to exceed every customer’s expectations, so it is indeed gratifying when those efforts are recognized.”
Greenkote IPC has been providing electro-deposition coating (e-coat) services for the Bosch facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The coatings add protection and corrosion resistance primarily for housings of automobile braking systems; and thus, quality is a critical factor.
In addition to its e-coating services, Greenkote PLC is also known as the inventor and global provider of Greenkote ® zinc-based metal coatings. These proprietary coatings are applied to ferrous metals and alloys by a patented thermal diffusion process. Greenkote coatings block corrosion, increase wear resistance, eliminate hydrogen embrittlement and improve adhesion for paints and other topcoats. The Greenkote name derives from its eco-friendliness, since the process is completely free of acids, chromium, heavy metals and other hazardous materials, and it generates no toxic byproducts.
About Greenkote PLC
Headquartered in Brook Park, Ohio, (near Cleveland) Greenkote PLC ( http://greenkote.com/) has become one of the industry’s most innovative coating technology companies, with significant patents in the area of corrosion protection. Greenkote provides its advanced, eco-friendly coatings through Greenkote coating centers and licensee-partners strategically located around the globe, in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
The Bosch Group ( http://www.bosch.com) is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. 92 percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
*Greenkote ® is a registered trademark of Greenkote PLC
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