PIA receives Supplier Excellence Award

Published on Jun 22, 2020


On June 16, 2020 American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), one of the world's leading automotive suppliers in the powertrain sector, held its Virtual Supplier Day 2020. PIA Automation Austria has been supplying AAM with production equipment and precision measurement systems for many years. The quality delivered by PIA has now been honored with the "Supplier Excellence Award" in the category "Innovation".

"Receiving this award from one of our key customers fills us with pride", reports Nikolaus Szlavik, CEO of PIA Automation Austria. "Such recognition motivates us to continue working hard to meet our customers' requirements with technologically and qualitatively leading production systems". Engines of the most diverse designs, the most diverse transmission types and their components are high-end components and demand premium production solutions. It is precisely in this area that the demand for innovative, flexible and cost-effective systems is becoming increasingly necessary. The solution is in PIA's modular systems: The modular production units comprise all machines required for the assembly and testing of components of the conventional powertrain as well as electric and hybrid drives.

Nikolaus Szlavik (PIA Austria)

"The award motivates us to continue to serve customers with technologically systems."

"In Europe and North America we are among the market leaders in the manufacture of production systems for powertrain components. Therefore, the Styrian location with its approximately 400 employees is the Powertrain Competence Center of the PIA Group", explains Norbert Kahr, Managing Director of PIA Automation Austria. PIA's Powertrain Production System has been successfully used by vehicle manufacturers and leading automotive suppliers for many years. American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), one of the world's largest Tier 1 suppliers in the powertrain sector with headquarters in Detroit (USA), is one such example.

Norbert Kahr (PIA Austria)

"Our measurement technology is an important component for PIA's market leadership."

Since 2014, AAM has been supplied with assembly lines from PIA Automation Austria - always on board: highest quality, innovative process sequences, brilliant measurement technology. These PIA-typical features were now honored on June 16th at the Virtual Supplier Day 2020: At the event, to which only strategic suppliers of AAM were invited, PIA Automation Austria received the "Supplier Excellence Award" in the category "Innovation".