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FCA Honors Vari-Form as Top Supplier

Thursday, July 16, 2015
FCA US LLC has recognized Vari-Form, Troy, MI, as Supply Chain Management Supplier of the Year for 2015. Recent Vari-Form projects with FCA US include an upper cross-member for the 2015 Jeep Cherokee, applying Vari-Form’s proprietary Pressure-Sequence hydroforming technology. The resulting structure is lightweight, contributing to a 45-percent increase in fuel efficiency for Cherokee over previous vehicles.
Criteria for Vari-Form’s selection included achieving the highest levels of performance as measured by the FCA US External Balanced Scorecard. In this year’s case, Vari-Form supply-chain-management scores ranked first among the nearly 3,600 suppliers measured. The scorecard evaluates supplier performance in areas such as quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership – and input from FCA senior leadership.
With production facilities in Canada, Mexico, Italy, China and the United States, Vari-Form applies the concept of tubular hydroforming to body, chassis and other automotive structural parts. For more, go to


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