Published: Sunday, April 1, 2012 1:05 PM EDT
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Mach Mold Inc. has received the North American Free Trade Agreement 2011 Supplier Excellence Award from Mann+Hummel.
Mann+Hummel, one of Mach Mold's largest customers, is an international corporation that produces and markets filters and air intake systems and other components for the automotive industry, employing 14,000 people worldwide. Mach Mold has been building molds and developing prototype tooling for Mann+Hummel for 20 years.
Mach Mold received the award because of the company's commitment and dedication to problem solving, customer service and helping Mann+Hummel engineer, design and produce more innovative products, according to a news release.
Mach Mold was selected from a group of North American mold suppliers for the award. The award was for the North America division, but Mach Mold also does business with Mann+Hummel in Spain, Italy and Germany.
Mach Mold, owned by Bill and Vicki Mach, makes products like injection molds and fixtures primarily for the automotive industry.
The company is at 360 Urbandale Ave. in Benton Township.
In February, Mach was named the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year in the manufacturing category at the annual meeting of Cornerstone Alliance and its affiliates.