Kautex Shanghai receives JLRQ Award

March 23, 2018

Contributed by Xiang Wang, Candy Chen and Min Jiang

Congratulations to Kautex Shanghai for receiving the Jaguar Land Rover Quality (JLRQ) Award. Jaguar Land Rover presents this award to suppliers who meet their high requirements - in terms of quality and in development- and project performance.

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Kautex Shanghai was established in 2004. Since then, Kautex Shanghai expanded to three production lines with about 140 employees.

JLR's recognition to Kautex Shanghai cements the improvement of the internal management system in performance since the launch of JLR’s vehicles L550 (Land Rover --DiscoverySports), L538 (Range Rover-Evoque) and X260 (Jaguar - XFL). It also complements our efforts to drive to zero injuries, zero scrap and zero downtime, as we have made solid improvements in our scrap rate and OEE to ensure products are ready for shipment.

During the auditing process with Kautex Shanghai, JLR’s Supplier Technical Assistance (STA), Plant Quality and Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) were involved. To meet the auditing requirements, Kautex Shanghai had to prove good and continuous performance. The three mandatory conditions were a level A rating in the Material Management of Guideline (MMOG), a successful site audit and a Quality Manufacture System Assessment (MSA) audit score of >90.

The hard work of all employees at Kautex Shanghai was critical in enabling our facility to achieve the requirements of JLRQ. The results of our efforts are not only important for us as a company, but also a key contribution to JLR to produce premium quality vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest car maker, bringing together the two iconic brands of Land Rover as a leading producer of premium-class SUVs and off-road vehicles, and Jaguar as a premium manufacturer of luxury saloons, sports cars and crossovers. In addition to manufacturing facilities in the UK, the JLR has further plants in China, Brazil, India and Slovakia.

About Kautex

At Kautex, we are driving the future. As a Tier One automotive supplier with more than 30 plants in 13 countries, Kautex designs, develops and manufactures traditional and hybrid fuel systems, advanced cleaning solutions for assisted and autonomous driving, engine camshafts and plastic industrial packaging solutions. A pioneer in the design and manufacture of automotive plastic fuel systems, Kautex is expanding its portfolio to offer smart products and data-driven services to our customers, including thermoplastic composite and composite-metal hybrid battery systems. From a lightweight battery system to a hybrid fuel system to autonomous drive vehicle cleaning systems, Kautex is committed to pioneering solutions for the era of new mobility.

Our employees are part of a global community committed to solving customer needs, leveraging diverse skillsets, making sustainability a differentiator, embracing the diversity that is part of a global, multi-industry leader and creating an environment where employees can build a dynamic career. Together, we are reimagining the future of mobility.

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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

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