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Motion Names Gates Its Supplier of the Year

Motion Industries named Gates Corporation its 2021 Supplier of the Year.

The award recognizes companies that have shown exceptional commitment to Motion through quality products and services, as well as earning the highest score in the multifaceted supplier stratification rating system. A presentation took place May 3 at Motion’s headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama.

Motion and Gates officers at the May 3 award presentation, left to right: Scott Wright of Gates; Chris Brewer, Joe Limbaugh, and Kevin Storer of Motion; Grant Gawronski, Lou Rosen, and Mark Guner of Gates; and Robert Anaforian of Motion.

Motion’s supplier stratification formula rating system evaluates each supplier’s performance in a number of supply chain, marketing and field support categories.

“We value and appreciate the relationship that we have with the Gates team,” Randy Breaux, Motion’s president, said in a press release. “Over the past couple of years, we all have faced challenges like never before – with a pandemic, supply chain shortages, workforce issues, and now inflation. Together, Motion and Gates continue to exemplify that relationships truly matter.”

“On behalf of all Gates employees, we are truly honored and humbled to receive the 2021 Supplier of the Year Award from Motion,” Grant Gawronski, chief commercial officer of Gates, said in the press release. “For over 75 years, Gates and Motion have worked closely together to serve industrial customers with the highest levels of service, quality and innovation. Working through the challenges of the past few years further highlights the strength of this relationship, as well as our optimism for our future combined success.”

Gates is a global manufacturer of power transmission and fluid power solutions. Motion distributes more than 12 million items, including hydraulic and pneumatic components.

For more information, visit www.motion.com.


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