MasterCraft recently recognized three of its top suppliers during their annual supplier day held at the company’s headquarter’s in Vonore, Tennessee. These hard-earned and coveted awards are given to those supply partners who exhibit exceptional performance in meeting or exceeding model year goals for quality, on-time delivery, innovative technology and cost. The purpose of the Preferred Supplier program is to build long-term relationships with a select group of strategic partners that ultimately create long-term value for MasterCraft and its customers through unparalleled quality, reliability and progression.
Preferred Supplier awards are chosen based on a mutually created scorecard which tracks the supplier’s performance against established goals for the model year, in this case model year 2016. Winners for individual categories are as follows:
• Spradling International Inc. – 2016 Supplier of the Year Award
In recognition of the supplier earning the highest overall performance rating
• Moeller Marine Products – 2016 Quality Award
In recognition of the supplier who has developed successful management principles to ensure product quality and demonstrated exceptional quality performance
• Ilmor Engineering Inc. – 2016 Partnership Minded Award
In recognition of the supplier that has shown a connection with MasterCraft’s company philosophy and culture including lean principles and operational excellence
About The Winners
Spradling International Inc.– Spradling International Inc. has offered design and performance solutions for every application to enhance any seating environment. With products specifically engineered to meet the needs of the Automotive, Marine, Hospitality, Healthcare, Corporate Seating, Education, School Bus, Gaming and General Upholstery markets, Spradling is well established and flexible to support a diverse target market. With over 1,300 employees in seven countries worldwide committed to innovation, superior performance, and improved sustainability, Spradling International continues to meet the solution needs of its customers.
Spradling’s extensive library of marine quality coated fabrics has protected pleasure craft, commercial vessels and outdoor furniture for years through careful engineering and use of the finest raw materials to meet Mother Nature head-on.
Spradling’s commitment to the marine industry does not end with the largest ready-to-ship marine quality program in the world. OEM boat producers throughout North America upholster custom Spradling marine vinyl every day, and they have done so for over twenty-five years.
Moeller Marine Products – For more than 25 years, Moeller Marine Products furnishes fuel systems or components to nearly every boat builder: from bass and ski boats to offshore salt water fishing. Moeller tanks meet ABYC, EPA, USCG, ISO, CE, or other applicable standards, and they are represented on the ABYC fuel and vent committee.
Moeller’s reputation is built on innovative engineering, quality construction, and award-winning service. Moeller is:
- • The largest rotational molder in the marine industry-among the top 20 across all industries nationwide
- • Pioneers of Barrier Technology
- • Diurnal Integration Experts
- • ISO 9001:2008 Certified
Ilmor Engineering, Inc. – Ilmor is a globally recognized provider of high-performance engines. It takes a great legacy to produce a modern champion, and Ilmor Marine engines stem from a long history of engineering and performance excellence.
Engineering excellence is their purpose and their passion, forged in the fires of 30 years in automotive racing and tested by the most demanding customers on the track and on the water. It’s the mindset that drives Ilmor to push boundaries, change expectations and continually deliver more in their production marine engines and custom powertrain solutions. It’s how they make products that are more durable, easier to service, distinctly more refined in appearance, and why they lead the industry in quality, performance and efficiency. In everything they do, Ilmor’s engineering excellence creates a difference you can see, hear and feel.
Today, Ilmor has a reputation for performance and quality throughout the recreational marine industry. They currently serve as the sole engine supplier for MasterCraft’s full line of inboard tow sport crafts.