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Published on June 14, 2024

AAM Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Recognizes Top Suppliers with Awards

DETROITJune 14, 2024 -- American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM), (NYSE: AXL), a leading global Tier 1 automotive supplier of driveline and metal forming technologies, celebrated its 30th anniversary and named top suppliers during a Supplier Day event. The annual event recognizes key suppliers with Supplier of the Year Awards and Supplier Excellence Awards across delivery, quality, launch performance, innovation and sustainability.

“For 30 years, our global customers have relied on AAM to design, engineer, validate and manufacture the driveline and metal forming technologies that power their vehicles, and our suppliers play a critical role in our success,” said David C. Dauch, AAM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “They are an integral part of our business and continue to demonstrate excellence in their operations and service. We appreciate all our suppliers and congratulate our Supplier of the Year and Supplier Excellence Award winners.”

This year, two suppliers received the top awards for overall performance.

AAM’s 2024 Supplier of the Year Award for Direct Material was presented to Timken, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion that designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. Timken is a long-standing strategic partner that supports multiple AAM plants globally and a variety of high-volume product programs. Timken was recognized for their outstanding performance in quality and delivery, technical support on current and future production and overall partnership.

AAM’s 2024 Supplier of the Year Award for Indirect Material was presented to Motion. Motion is a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, and a premier provider of industrial technology solutions. Motion has been providing services and parts to AAM locations in North America for over two decades and was recognized for their dedication to excellence demonstrated in customer service, operational capabilities and the technical expertise of their onsite Operation and Maintenance teams who work alongside AAM associates.

Additionally, 10 other suppliers were honored with AAM Supplier Excellence Awards for their demonstrated success in delivery, quality, launch performance, innovation and sustainability. The awardees are:


  • Mecanica Garcia Industrial
  • Steel Dynamics Inc. Engineered Bar Division
  • Webco Industries


  • Bocar Group
  • Sona BLW Precision Forgings Ltd.
  • Happy Forgings Ltd.

Launch Performance:

  • Jiangsu Chuangyi Precision Forging Co., Ltd.
  • Semyung Industrial Co., Ltd.


  • Reishauer Corporation


  • Gerdau

AAM has recognized exceptional suppliers each year since its founding in 1994. AAM associates from global procurement, engineering, supplier quality, manufacturing and supply chain management selected this year's award winners based on several criteria including delivery performance, product quality, launch execution, sustainability commitment and technology leadership. 

About AAM

As a leading global Tier 1 Automotive and Mobility Supplier, AAM (NYSE: AXL) designs, engineers and manufactures Driveline and Metal Forming technologies to support electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles. Headquartered in Detroit with over 80 facilities in 18 countries, AAM is Bringing the Future Faster for a safer and more sustainable tomorrow. To learn more, visit

About Timken

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR;, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. Timken posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries.

About Motion

Motion is a leading industrial distributor of more than 19 million parts and supplies, including bearings; mechanical power transmission products; electrical and industrial automation components; hose, belting, and gaskets; hydraulic and pneumatic components; process pumps; industrial and safety products; seals and accessories; and material handling products and solutions. To increase customers’ productivity, the company offers many value-added services, including engineering, fabrication, repair and Industry 4.0 solutions across these product groups. Motion is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC). To learn more, visit


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