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TMS Receives GM Supplier of the Year Award

March 25, 2010
GM Supply of The Year Award 2009 TMS Transport –und Montagesysteme GmbH, Linz, Austria, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valiant Holdings GmbH, Germany received the prestigious General Motors Supplier of the Year Award today. TMS was chosen from over 19,000 global suppliers and was selected amongst only 76 companies to receive this award for 2009.

As stated by Mr. Robert E. Socia, Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, “TMS has been selected as a 2009 GM Supplier of the Year, joining a small group of world class companies with which we do business.

Your efforts to add value for body shop welding lines and consistently perform above expectations during the most difficult year in General Motors’ history, makes your inclusion in this year’s awards particularly special.” Additionally, Mr. Socia also stated that due to the fact that all companies receiving 2009 Supplier of the Year Awards, that it was extremely difficult to choose one as the Corporation of the Year due to the equal contributions of all.

TMS was acquired by Valiant in 2006 and has been a significant contributor to Valiant’s global growth and support for its worldwide customer base. TMS specializes in body-in-white automated production systems, final assembly equipment and powertrain automation and industrial parts washers.

Valiant’s 1400 employees in 18 facilities in 8 countries are extremely proud of the accomplishments of the people at TMS and their standing as a world class supplier.

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