On September 7, POSCO-MPPC, an automotive steel plate processing corporation in Mexico, received the Supplier for Quality Excellence Award from GM Mexico for the third consecutive year.
Each year, GM Mexico evaluates its partners on 13 criterion, including process, quality and delivery for the Quality Excellence Awards.
POSCO-MPPC received the highest grades in all areas of evaluation and was the only recipient in the local steel materials processing and supply category.
Over the years, POSCO-MPPC and GM Mexico have worked closely together to meet project deadlines and maintain a high standard of product quality. On one occasion, POSCO-MPPC dispatched a team of engineers to the GM San Luis Potosi (GM SLP) plant to address quality issues and quickly resolved defects in cooperation with the Technical Service Center (TSC). As a result, POSCO-MPPC received zero Problem Reporting & Resolutions (PRRs) and parts per million (PPM).
POSCO-MPPC produces and supplies as many as 43 blank products, including outer body plates for use in compact sedans and SUVs such as GM SLP’s main production models, the TRAX and AVEO.
Going forward, POSCO-MPPC hopes to establish itself as a global automotive steel plate supplier and continue to secure orders in the Mexican market. POSCO-MPPC is also planning to capitalize on its quality competitiveness to increase sales and reinforce its status as the best steel processing corporation in North America.
POSCO-MPPC has come a long way since the completion of its Plant 1 with a 170,000-ton capacity in Puebla in 2007. It then completed Plant 2, also with a 170,000-ton capacity in San Luis Potosi in 2008, and Plant 3 with a 130,000-ton capacity in Celaya in 2013.
It continued to expand in 2016 when it merged with MAPC, a processing corporation exclusively for Nissan Motor Corporation, and increased the blanking capabilities of Plant 3.
Currently, POSCO-MPPC provides premium-quality steel to its partners with an annual processing capacity of 630,000 tons.