PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has been named a 2013 Supplier of the Year by the Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
PPG facilities in Huntsville, Alabama, and Sylmar, California, and its Ampaspace subsidiary in Casaletto Vaprio, Italy, near Milan, were recognised for exemplary performance supplying Gulfstream with flight-deck windows and passenger-cabin windows, as well as various light lenses for original-equipment and replacement applications. Every Gulfstream aircraft since the Gulfstream I has flown with PPG transparencies.
Gulfstream bestows the awards to suppliers achieving superior scores on its supplier scorecard in total value chain cost that encompasses engineering, quality, reliability, delivery and product support.
PPG Aerospace programme director for Gulfstream at the Atlanta application support centre Will Wenck said: "As a long-standing supplier to Gulfstream, PPG Aerospace sincerely appreciates receiving this award.
"PPG people around the globe had a hand in achieving this, and we can be proud knowing we deliver performance and value to Gulfstream that merits their recognition."
Gulfstream supply chain initial and final phase vice-president Bill Williams said: "This is an outstanding accomplishment that speaks to the commitment of your organisation’s leadership and the dedication of your entire team to provide excellent service to Gulfstream."
PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems.