“Our success in meeting our customers’ deadline could not happen without world-class partners,” Spirit CEO Tom Gentile said in a press release. “We look forward to collaborating with them in the future as we continue to deliver the best aerostructures to the world’s leading aerospace companies.”
The full list of winning suppliers and their respective categories were:
• Strategic Partner of the Year — Japan-based Nikkiso Co. Ltd.
• Collaboration Values Partner — Cox Machine and U.K.-based GKN Aerospace, which provides Spirit components from its manufacturing facility in Wellington, Kansas.
• Transparency Values Partner — Quik Tek and Orizon Aerostructures Chanute Inc.