Alcoa Fastening Systems Receives Best Supplier of the Year Award from KHI

August 3, 2010

TORRANCE, Calif.--(NYSE:AA) - Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) was recently recognized as Best Supplier of the Year by Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), Ltd. AFS was selected as one of only five companies to receive the award from KHI, in recognition of its outstanding performance in maintaining high quality; on-time delivery; and quick, responsible action throughout 2009.

Craig Brown, VP of Global Aerospace Customers and Marketing for AFS said, “We are honored to receive this award. Quality, delivery and customer support are considered critical aspects of our business, and we appreciate being recognized by one of our strategic customers. This is a result of our strong working relationship with KHI.”

Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa, is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems including specialty fasteners, fluid fittings, assembly components, and installation systems for aerospace and industrial applications. Headquartered in Torrance, California, the company has over 5,500 employees at 29 manufacturing and distribution/logistics locations, in 11 countries.

For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems, visit For information about its complete line of Aerospace Products, please contact Ms. Anne Brown, Manager, Global Marketing Communications, Tel: 1 714 449 4374; Fax: 1714 278 8726; e-mail:

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