Kautex Textron’s Unipart Joint Venture is Recognized with Jaguar Land Rover Quality Award

November 23, 2016

BONN, GERMANY (24 June, 2015) – Kautex Textron GmbH & Co., KG (Kautex), a Textron Inc.  (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that its joint venture with Unipart Manufacturing (KUL)  received the Jaguar Land Rover Quality (JLRQ) Award for excellent supplier performance. The award was presented to Ken Evans, KUL plant manager, by Terry Sampson, director of Supplier Quality Global Jaguar Land Rover, at the KUL facility in Coventry, UK.

KUL received the award for excellent quality on all current production Jaguar Land Rover plastic fuel tanks.

The JLRQ Award is awarded to suppliers who meet the exacting quality and delivery standards of Jaguar Land Rover.  To be eligible to receive the award, the supplier must demonstrate a robust operational system and processes, show a proven ability to meet JLR quality and delivery requirements, and be endorsed by the Jaguar Land Rover Quality, Logistics and Plant Director teams.

“We are honored to receive this award from Jaguar Land Rover,” said Ken Evans, director, Operations for KUL. “It is the strong relationship we have built with Jaguar Land Rover that has helped deliver these results and that trust is of paramount importance to us.”


The Jaguar Land Rover team received a plant tour after presenting the awards to the KUL employees in Coventry.


“We also know we must continue to improve on the strong foundation that we have built,” continued Evans. “The entire KUL team is intent on producing reliable, cost effective solutions to meet Jaguar Land Rover‘s growing needs.”


About Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG

Kautex, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., is rated among the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide. The company is a leading global supplier of plastic fuel tank systems, selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) and clear vision systems. In addition, the company produces and supplies camshafts and packaging. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, the company operates 30 plants in 16 countries worldwide.


About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit www.textron.com.