TriMotive Brazil, the South American OEM division of Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), a manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, was recently recognized by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as Supplier of the Year.

The award was given out during Fiat Chrysler’s Annual Supplier Conference & Awards, held May 26th in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The awards honor companies that stand out for their commitment to delivering value with innovation, quality, assurance, and competitiveness. Award winners also must align with the FCA principles of cooperation, continuous improvement, integrity, empathy, commitment, long-term thinking and transparency.

“We honor partners who always play a role not only with their best ideas and technologies but also constantly exceeding our expectations,” said Scott Thiele, FCA’s Global Purchasing Director.

“It was a very nice surprise for us, especially because it was the first time that we participated in this event,” said Eder Rasso, TriMotive Brazil’s Product and Sales Manager.

“This award motivates our team to continue reaching for additional innovation and opportunities with OEMs like FCA and drives us to increase our commitment to maintain the quality level of our products and services,” added Ronaldo Lemos, TriMotive Brazil’s General Manager.

The award winners were chosen based on several factors, including an assessment of performance indicators in the last year–a rating system that assesses the supplier performance in areas such as quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership–and on the perception of the FCA group leadership.