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PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes receives Nissan 2017 Regional Monozukuri Spirit Award for second consecutive year

Award recognizes Nissan North America suppliers for quality, cost-reduction efforts


TROY, Mich., Feb. 14, 2018 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes (PKAF), its joint venture with Kansai Paint, has received the Nissan 2017 Regional Monozukuri Spirit Award from the Nissan Group of North America for the second consecutive year.
 
The award recognizes suppliers for their exceptional use of philosophies and processes related to “Monozukuri” – the spirit of striving for manufacturing excellence associated with Nissan’s collaborative strategy of working closely with suppliers to increase quality and reduce cost through continuous improvement. PKAF was one of four suppliers, and the only coatings company, to earn the honor based on 2016 fiscal-year performance during the regional carmaker’s annual supplier conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
“PKAF is proud to be recognized with the Monozukuri Spirit Award for the second consecutive year, which is a testament to our ability to identify ways to continuously improve quality, reduce costs and ultimately, benefit customers,” said Tom Greenwood, president, PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes. “We’re excited to see what future innovations develop from this strong partnership.”
 
PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes is a joint venture of PPG and Kansai Paint that sells automotive coatings, adhesives and sealants to global original equipment manufacturers, primarily Japanese automakers with manufacturing operations in North America and Europe.
 
 
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

 
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with a core operating profit margin of 8% and cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined annual sales of more than 10 million vehicles a year.
 
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