Birmingham, AL – Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, was named Supplier of the Year FY12 (Indirect Procurement category) by Heinz North America. Motion was the only company to receive a Supplier of the Year Award in the Indirect Procurement category.
Motion had exceeded in delivering Heinz North America’s key objectives of cost savings, quality, efficiency, and innovation, during fiscal year 2012. This is the first time that Motion or any Indirect supplier to Heinz North America has won this award for two consecutive years.
“Out of the hundreds of Indirect suppliers to Heinz, Motion had to make a huge impact to Heinz to be nominated and selected for this award, given the competitive environment and quality suppliers managed by Indirect Procurement,” said Keith Nasse, Indirect Procurement Senior Buyer at Heinz North America. “Motion has clearly partnered with Heinz to help us improve our efficiencies and capture productivity gains.”
Bill Stevens, Motion Industries President and CEO, said, “We strive to provide our customers with the best service possible, and we are pleased that Heinz North America has honored us with this significant award.”
The Supplier of the Year Award is the most prestigious award that Heinz offers to its suppliers.
With annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Motion Industries is a leading industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling. Motion Industries has over 500 operations including ten distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 150,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.
Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC).