(Jacksonville, FL; Sept. 10, 1999)–Crowley, the leading ocean carrier between the United States and East Coast of South America, was recently recognized by Dana Corporation as one of its outstanding suppliers for 1998 at a conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Dana, one of the largest automobile parts manufacturers in the world with operations in 32 countries, selected Crowley because of its ability to meet and exceed Dana’s delivery, quality and price requirements. Dana also recognized Crowley for its impeccable customer service and close working relationship.
Crowley handles imports and exports of differentials, axles, frames, drive shafts, castings and other parts and materials for four of Dana’s 21 factories in Brazil.
The award was presented by Lucio Pires, Director of Marketing for Dana; Maria Aparecida, Dana Purchasing Supervisor, and Vicente Motta, Director of Ceiling Products of Mercosul, to Michael da Silva, Crowley Vice President, South America. Hugo Ferreira, President of Dana South America, was also on hand for the ceremony.
“We thank Dana for this very special recognition,” da Silva said. “Their business is very important to us and this award will serve to motivate us to continue to provide the highest levels of service for them and all our customers in the trade.”
“We’d also like to thank Dana Purchasing Manager Alex Pipken and Dana Import-Export Supervisor Rejane Darold for their support and confidence,” he said.
“Recognition of this type illustrates the close working relationship with have with Dana,” said Frank Larkin, Crowley Vice President and General Manager of South America Services. “We understand their business and are commited to meeting and exceeding their expectations every time. This is something we work very diligently to do with all of our customers and it usually results in the establishment of long-term mutually beneficial business partnerships.”
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Crowley provides cargo common carrier services between Canada, the United States and countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oakland-based Crowley Maritime Corp., founded in 1892.