Romeo Rim Earns Supplier Performance Award from New Flyer

March 29, 2017

Romeo Rim is proud to announce it has been honored with the New Flyer 2016 Supplier Performance Award.

Romeo Rim was recognized at the Gold Level — achieved by only 4 percent of New Flyer suppliers — for delivery, quality and cost performance, as well as support in engineering, service and the aftermarket.

“To receive this award and to be actively growing with New Flyer continues to support ‘Reasons to Believe’ in the magic of our incredible team here at Romeo Rim,” Randy Johnson, CEO said.

The award is granted to companies achieving a high supplier performance measurement composite score, which is an intensive weighting of metrics including delivery, quality, cost, engineering support, service support and aftermarket. Romeo Rim achieved Gold Performance levels in five out of six categories including a 99 percent or above level in delivery performance each month in 2016. Companies considered for the award must ship to New Flyer production facilities on a weekly basis — a minimum 50 times per year — and who achieve overall on-time performance at one of three levels - Gold, Silver and Bronze. Gold awards recognize Supplier delivery performance that exceeds 99 percent on-time delivery.

New Flyer is one of Romeo Rim’s oldest and most valued customers. Romeo Rim has worked with New Flyer for several years, with both companies growing together as strategic partners. The largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, New Flyer offers a high quality transit bus product line including the Xcelsior and MiDi models, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available including clean diesel, natural gas, hydrogen, diesel-electric hybrid, electric-trolley and battery-electric. The company is also active in the aftermarket parts marketplace, supporting all types of transit buses and motor coaches.

Romeo Rim is very active in the heavy truck and transit market sector, working with industry leaders like New Flyer looking for hoods, fascia modules, air deflectors, rear side panels, fairings, front and rear fenders, roofs, doors and assorted enclosures that are sturdy and high-quality, yet affordable. Known for producing very large, complex parts with dimensional stability and impact resistance at low temperatures (-40C), Romeo Rim utilizes advanced manufacturing technology for long fiber injection (LFI) combining lightweight, class A finish with high-gloss in-mold finish, B-side detail and high stiffness and strength. This combination of features is not available in other technologies or at the size and scale that Romeo RIM can produce.

Dedicated to lean manufacturing principles, Romeo Rim operates a 67.5 acre innovation campus north of Detroit, with 173,000 square feet of manufacturing space housing state-of-the-art equipment. The company’s innovative manufacturing technology includes seven highly automated molding machines for parts up to 10 ‘ x 4.5’ x 1’, robot-controlled painting and molding equipment, and a 400-ton, 12′ x 12′ double shuttle press, which is the largest in North America.