Timken Receives Vendor Excellence Award from Monro Muffler Brake

Timken Receives Vendor Excellence Award from Monro Muffler Brake

The Timken Company has received a 2010 Monro Muffler Brake Inc. Vendor Excellence Award. Timken supplies Monro, one of United States' largest automotive and tire service chains, with their full line of automotive aftermarket products nationwide.

The Timken Company has received a 2010 Monro Muffler Brake Inc. Vendor Excellence Award. Timken supplies Monro, one of United States’ largest automotive and tire service chains, with their full line of automotive aftermarket products nationwide.

The award recognizes Timken’s commitment and performance as a supplier to Monro.

“We are proud to honor The Timken Company with our 2010 Vendor Excellence Award in recognition of its contributions to our continued success,” said Dave Baier, vice president of merchandising, Monro.  “Attention to quality and service are the key factors in earning this award”.

The award was presented to Timken at the recent Monro Muffler Brake Vendor Appreciation Dinner in Rochester, NY.

“Anytime you are recognized for your performance by a customer it is a great honor, especially given our collaborative efforts to increase forecast visibility and significantly improve our service levels,” said Tom Tecklenburg, director of automotive aftermarket, Timken. “We value our partnership with Monro. We will continue to work to grow both businesses by expanding the Timken value proposition, plus our product assortment and demand management capabilities, to provide Monro with a best-in-category solution.”

About Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.
Monro Muffler Brake operates a chain of stores providing automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States, operating under the brand names of Monro Muffler Brake and Service, Mr. Tire, Tread Quarters Discount Tires, Autotire and Tire Warehouse. The Company currently operates 782 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maine, Illinois and Missouri. Monro’s stores provide a full range of services for brake systems, steering and suspension systems, tires, exhaust systems and many vehicle maintenance services.

About The Timken Company
The Timken Company keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services that are critical to help hard-working machinery to perform efficiently and reliably. With sales of $4.1 billion in 2010, and operations in 27 countries with approximately 20,000 people, Timken is Where You Turn for better performance.

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