Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) replacement parts, was recently named supplier of the year by Heinz North America. The award is the most prestigious honor that Heinz offers to its suppliers. 

During the 2012 fiscal year, Motion exceeded in delivering Heinz’s key objectives of cost savings, quality, efficiency and innovation. It was the only company to receive a supplier of the year award in the indirect procurement category, marking the first time that any Heinz indirect supplier has won the award for two consecutive years.

"Out of the hundreds of indirect suppliers to Heinz, Motion had to make a huge impact to Heinz to be nominated and selected for this award, given the competitive environment and quality suppliers managed by indirect procurement," said Keith Nasse, indirect procurement senior buyer at Heinz North America. "Motion has clearly partnered with Heinz to help us improve our efficiencies and capture productivity gains."

"We strive to provide our customers with the best service possible, and we are pleased that Heinz North America has honored us with this significant award," said Bill Stevens, Motion Industries president and chief executive officer.  

A subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., Motion Industries is an industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and pneumatic components, safety products, and material handling. With more than 500 operations, including 10 distribution centers throughout North America, Motion serves more than 150,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.

For more information, visit www.motionindustries.com.