Arconic has announced that it has received two 2017 Values Partner awards from Spirit AeroSystems for superior performance.

Spirit recognised Arconic’s Global Rolled Products (GRP) and Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings (AFSR) businesses at the Spirit AeroSystems Suppliers Awards Dinner in Wichita, Kansas, on August 31.

“Spirit cannot be successful without world-class partners,” said Tom Gentile, Spirit president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to recognise these suppliers for sharing our passion in delivering high-quality products on time. We look forward to collaborating with them in the future as we continue to meet our customers’ delivery needs and rate requirements.”

Spirit AeroSystems Supply Chain Management awards these honorees to recognise suppliers that have achieved superior performance, with nominations typically coming from the company’s procurement groups. Suppliers like Arconic can be nominated for offering outstanding support, expediting deliveries or providing weekend assistance.

“Arconic is committed to delivering innovation, quality and superior performance to our customers through collaboration and diligence,” said Eric Roegner, Arconic Executive Vice President and GRP Group President. “This award recognises that commitment across our businesses and throughout our facilities, and we are very honoured to receive it.”

Craig Brown, Arconic Fastening Systems and Rings President, added, “The Spirit Values Partner Award is a testament to the skill and dedication our workforce brings to producing high-quality products that help our customers succeed. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and trusted partnership with Spirit in the years to come.”

For decades, Arconic has supplied Spirit AeroSystems with highly engineered aluminium fuselage sheet and high-tech, multi-material fastening systems and installation tools, which Spirit uses to build aircraft components. Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defence customers including fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components.