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MOTA wins Supplier of the Year 2023

In Yanmar Europe’s annual review of supplier performance, MOTA SAS has been awarded “Supplier of the Year 2023″. MOTA is a supplier of cooling technology located in Aubagne, France. MOTA delivers to Yanmar Europe charge air coolers, heat exchangers, and oil coolers, which are assembled onto and sold with Yanmar marine engines and gearboxes.

From left to right: James Forrester. Manager Procurement Yanmar Europe; Samir Laoukili, President Yanmar Europe;
Stéphane Mota, Chairman and CEO at MOTA; Eric Herrero, head of projects at MOTA

Outstanding Performance

James Forrester, Procurement Manager of Yanmar Europe, comments:

MOTA has been delivering parts to Yanmar Europe since 2001, and to the Yanmar parent company in Japan since 2009. 2023 was another difficult year for procurement, with strong pressures on cost coming in particular from the labour market. Despite this challenging backdrop, MOTA managed to maintain excellent delivery performance. Moreover, the support for new Yanmar development projects has been outstanding. MOTA has consistently been a strong performer within Yanmar Europe’s annual evaluation process, and it is a pleasure to be able to give them the top award.

Customer Regonition

MOTA is proud to be this year’s winner. Eric Herrero, Head of Sales, says:

The whole MOTA team is very proud and grateful for this  supplier award, which is the recognition of our ongoing commitment to offer to Yanmar products and services of quality. We have been working with Yanmar for over 20 years, jointly developing complex heat exchanger systems integrating the water-cooled exhaust manifold and charge air cooler with permanent focus on quality, price stability and transparency, and logistics performance. Maintaining this quality standard is a key element for MOTA, and has required a high level of automation and employee training for the complex parts manufactured for Yanmar.

Stéphane Mota, CEO, says:

We have no doubt that the long term partnership between Yanmar and MOTA results from a set of common values such as commitment, ambition for excellence, long term vision and stable family ownership. We will continue to work with passion and determination to offer innovative, reliable solutions tailored to Yanmar’s needs and prepare adapted solutions for future power systems including alternative decarbonated fuels, fuel cells, electric systems and heat recovery. We would like to thank Yanmar for their trust and support.

Annual Supplier Evaluation and Award

Annual supplier evaluation and feedback is an essential part of maintaining and improving Yanmar’s high standards. Yanmar Europe works with more than 200 external vendors of parts and components. Each spring Yanmar evaluates the Top 25 suppliers by order value for the previous calendar year. The final score is based on criteria for quality, cost, delivery, technical expertise and general management topics. The vendor with the highest score is awarded “Supplier of the Year” and invited to receive their trophy during a short ceremony at Yanmar Europe headquarters in Almere, Netherlands.

About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. A pioneer in diesel engine technology, Yanmar is a global innovator in a wide range of industrial equipment, from small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, to machine tools, and components — Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains. On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar provides advanced solutions to the challenges customers face, towards realising A Sustainable Future.

About MOTA

MOTA is specialized in tubular cooling. Simple or complex configuration, moderate or extreme constraints, whatever your cooling needs, MOTA  teams bring to their customers a relevant, efficient, fast and economical solution. For over 60 years, MOTA has specialized in the design and manufacture of customized heat exchange systems, supporting its customers to meet new market requirements in terms of quality and quantity.

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