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Allfast Fastening Systems was honored to receive the 2008 Hardware Supplier of the Year from Embraer. Here are the details from the event:


Sao Jose dos Campos, November 12, 2008 – Embraer honored its “Suppliers of the Year 2008” in a ceremony held last Tuesday evening, November 11. The awards were presented at the end of the tenth Embraer Suppliers Conference (ESC), November 10-11, in the city of Campinas, Brazil. The Company also commemorated ESC’s tenth anniversary, at the event.
The objective of the theme, “Lean manufacturing as a competitiveness tool”, was to integrate suppliers, with a focus on global improvement and performance, quality, product confidence, and customer satisfaction. Presentations were made at the event by Embraer executives who are involved in a variety of programs and activities in both strategic and operational areas.


Present at the encounter were Embraer’s President & CEO, Frederico Fleury Curado, and the CEO of Eagle Creek Aviation Service, Matt Hagans, who is an Embraer business aviation customer and was invited by the Company to be a speaker at this year’s event.
“In the aviation segment, the exchange of operating experiences is an important tool for increasing production gains,” Hagans said. “Getting suppliers together and awarding them, as Embraer has been doing for several years, is a way of becoming familiar with new processes, avoiding waste, and, thus, ensuring competitiveness.”


This award is Embraer’s recognition of the progress of its suppliers, in terms of the improved quality and efficiency of the products and services they provide, as well as the support they give to commercial and executive aviation.





About Allfast Fastening Systems

Allfast is the world’s leading manufacturer of solid & blind rivets, blind bolts & installation tooling for the aerospace industry. Allfast is proud to be certified to ISO9001:2000 and AS9100 Revision B by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance. Our continued commitment to SPC and Lean Manufacturing has earned us numerous awards - the Boeing President's Award for Supplier of the Year, a strategic partnership with EADS-Airbus Industries, the Embraer Supplier of the Year Award, Lockheed's Star Supplier Award, and the Bombardier Certified Supplier Award, among many others. Our implementation of min/max inventory programs has been instrumental in reducing inventory at major OEM's. Allfast is the only company in the world that manufactures solid & blind rivets, blind bolts and automated installation tools in one facility.

Allfast has Headquarters at 15200 Don Julian Road, City of Industry, California 91745-1001, USA.
Tel: (626) 968-9388, FAX: (626) 968-9393.