Grand Prix Award From Hitachi Nets Pole Position for C&U Americas as a Top Supplier

Plymouth, MI… Top executives from C&U Americas, LLC enjoyed the best of both worlds on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI. In addition to the honor of being recognized as a top supplier, C&U Americas President, Tom Rouse and Matthew Unsworth, Director of Sales, were honored guests in the Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. suite during the 20th running of Detroit’s premier open wheel racing spectacular and had the opportunity to partake in some exciting ‘varoom’ trackside.

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According to Mr. Rouse, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition and could not ask for a more enjoyable way to celebrate the day with our valued partner, Hitachi Automotive Systems, and help them cheer on their driver, Helio Castroneves, and the Hitatchi Team Penske Chevrolet.”

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. President and CEO, Paul Carroll, noted, “C&U earned the opportunity because of their overall achievement on quality, cost savings, delivery, and innovation. They are one of our very best suppliers and in a class of elite suppliers in our industry. This is the first time we have had this type of award and we were very pleased to be able to host C&U Americas for this event.”

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., manufactures, remanufactures, and markets a wide range of automotive systems including engine management systems, electric power train systems, drive control systems, and car information systems for all major automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide.

C&U Americas, LLC is the North American subsidiary of The C&U Group, one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers and China’s largest bearing producer. C&U Americas offers a full line of bearing types and styles for use in original equipment manufacturing, aftermarket replacement, and MRO operations. The C&U portfolio includes over 30,000 types of bearings in a wide range of specifications and sizes ranging from 1.5mm ID to 4000mm OD.

As China’s largest bearing producer and one of the world’s top 10 bearing manufacturers, C&U utilizes the formidable production capabilities of its nine bearing manufacturing centers, 36 bearing plants, and 18 vertically integrated component plants to reach an annual production capacity of 819 million units.

C&U Bearings are precision made in advanced manufacturing facilities that are independently certified for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, IATF 16949:2016 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System, ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

From its North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, C&U Americas is able to offer its NAFTA customers exceptional value along with complete application engineering and customer service support.