Brazil – The Fiat Qualitas Award for achievements in quality, innovation, competitiveness and service was handed out to Magna’s Cosma International manufacturing division located in Ibirité. Cosma was recognised in the Metal Materials and Powertrain category.

The plant in Ibirité has a 150-strong workforce that manufactures chassis structure assemblies for Fiat. Cassiano Corazzari, vice-president, Cosma do Brazil, said: “We’re honoured [that] Fiat recognised the hard work and commitment to world class manufacturing principles of the men and women at our Ibirité facility.”

Overall, Fiat recognised 26 suppliers in seven awards categories.