OLATHE, Kan. /November 10, 2015/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that it received two major supplier awards at the 2015 Embraer Suppliers Conference recently conducted at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Garmin was named Supplier of the Year pertaining to the support of the G1000® Prodigy and G3000™ Prodigy Touch Integrated Flight Decks in two categories: Material Support to Operations and Electro – Electrical Systems. Since 2010, Garmin has received a total of six awards from Embraer among various categories. The annual Embraer awards ceremony recognizes suppliers’ achievements relative to innovation, quality and reliability of the products and services provided to Embraer.
“We are honored to be selected by Embraer to receive two Supplier of the Year awards among hundreds upon hundreds of other suppliers and to be recognized for our company’s outstanding level of service and commitment,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation marketing and sales. “At Garmin, we are determined to provide our aircraft manufacturing partners with the most innovative avionics solutions, which are backed by the best support in the industry. These awards are a testament to the hard work and dedication provided by the entire Garmin team.”
As part of the 2015 Embraer Awards, Garmin was recognized as the Supplier of the Year within the Material Support to Operations category. This award acknowledges the supply chain efforts as it relates to supporting Embraer with the G1000 Prodigy and G3000 Prodigy Touch Integrated Flight Decks in the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 respectively. This category highlights product quality, reliability and ontime product delivery performance, as well as aftermarket support in those same key areas.
Garmin also received top honors as Supplier of the Year in the Electro – Electrical Systems category. This category emphasizes design innovation, user-interface and overall system architecture, as well as outstanding efforts among production line support, quality and on-time reliability of the supply chain. This award further highlights Garmin’s achievement in designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art flight deck systems while being sensitive to market needs and preferences.
These two awards join several previous Embraer Supplier of the Year awards won by Garmin in the following categories:
• 2014: Material Support – Aftermarket
• 2011: Electro – Electrical Systems
• 2011: Technical Support to Operators
• 2010: Electro – Electrical Systems
Supplier of the Year recipients undergo stringent evaluation and are recognized as having shown outstanding performance, continuous improvement and increased customer satisfaction among all other suppliers and their respective categories. Only nine award categories are presented for Embraer’s entire aircraft portfolio, including Executive Aviation, Defense and Commercial Aircraft. Suppliers are considered among several attributes, including innovation, delivery, quality, reliability, flexibility and customer support.
Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913- 397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and G1000 are registered trademarks and G3000 is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.embraer.com.br.