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TRW Automotive Ranked as a Top 10 Supplier by OEM Executives In Automotive Industries' Quest for Excellence Survey

PRNewswire
LIVONIA, Mich.
Jun 18, 2003

TRW Automotive was recently honored with the coveted "Quest for Excellence" award by Automotive Industries magazine, being named one of the 10 best OEM suppliers for 2003. Results from the magazine's annual survey can be found in its June issue.

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According to Automotive Industries, readers were asked to rate nearly 300 suppliers from poor to excellent on the critical issues of quality, price, delivery, service / support and innovation. With more than 1,000 responses from automaker executives, TRW consistently scored high marks, placing the safety systems supplier among the top 10.

"We are honored to be recognized by the industry and our peers as one of the best of the best automotive suppliers," said Steve Lunn, executive vice president for TRW Automotive. "To compete at the top level of our industry, we must be on a continuous 'Quest for Excellence' -- to ensure we provide the highest quality, lowest cost, innovative technology and global collaboration."

"There is fierce competition in the automotive industry which drives the need for continual improvement in quality and price," said Rob Wilson, publisher of Automotive Industries. "Those companies who were ranked among the best of the best, such as TRW Automotive, were honored because they thrive on each challenge, remain undaunted and will continue to compete in this industry with success."

About TRW

With sales of $10.6 billion in 2002, TRW Automotive Inc. ranks among the top 10 suppliers in the world. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the company employs approximately 63,000 people in 22 countries. Its products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine valves, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. TRW Automotive news is available on the Internet at www.trwauto.com .

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CONTACT: Manley Ford, +1-734-266-2616, or John Wilkerson, +1-734-266-3864, both of TRW; or Amy Popp of Bianchi PR, +1-248-269-1122, for TRW Automotive Inc.

Web site: http://www.trwauto.com/


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