February 2015 – MotoRad wins AZO Mexico “Extra Miler” Award
MotoRad wins the “Extra Miler” award at the AutoZone Mexico Summit! This prestigious honor is awarded to only three manufacturers per year. AutoZone officials praised MotoRad for cataloging, category support, research and coverage of in-country applications, and the new Monterrey DC as examples of what it takes to achieve such an award.
We are very proud of this achievement and each and every one of our employees who made it all possible.
January 2015 – MotoRad Breaks Ground on 30,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion
MotoRad is pleased to announce that it will be starting excavation on its facility expansion project, slated to begin late January 2015. The company has enjoyed steady sales growth over the past several years and continued to make great strides in 2014 to capture increased market share in the automotive thermostat and closure cap categories. MotoRad is projecting significant sales growth in 2015, making it necessary to expand the facility at its North American headquarters located at 916 Empire St. in Mt. Carmel, IL. The expansion will provide an additional 30,000 square feet of much needed warehouse and packaging space. In addition to the building expansion there are also plans for additional employees. MotoRad looks to add around 12 hourly workers to its production team, and 6 salary employees.
“We are extremely excited to be expanding our facilities here in Mt. Carmel”, says Jeff McCurley, MotoRad President & GM. “Since our beginnings in 1994, we have grown from a small company with one major customer to now being the aftermarket leader in caps and thermostats, serving more than 350 customers. I’m so proud of the hard work and dedication of our employees, which has allowed us to enjoy tremendous growth over the past 20 years. We look forward to a long, profitable future here in Mt. Carmel.”
MotoRad’s parent company, Fishman Thermo Technology, recently added the MotoRad logo to their headquarters in Misgav, Israel. Fishman manufactures over 95% of all of the parts that MotoRad sells in North America. The factory currently holds TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.
Fishman Wins General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award
September 8, 2014 -- Fishman Thermo Technologies was honored last week with the “General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award”. This prestigious award was presented by General Motors (GM) in recognition of Fishman’s outstanding performance at its manufacturing site in Misgav, Israel. Suppliers who receive this award have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria, and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization.
"Our focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement led to this recognition by General Motors," said Offer Shachar, Fishman Thermo Technologies CEO. “We are proud of our employees’ excellent and professional work to support our customers, and the fact that this work has been acknowledged by such a valued customer. General Motors is known for setting high expectations for its suppliers. It is an honor to be among those who have exceeded those standards."
In a note from the Executive Director of General Motors, the Fishman management team was congratulated for its leadership in establishing the quality culture that continues to result in products that are great for GM and its customers, as well as for Fishman Thermo Technologies itself.
Fishman Thermo Technologies is an industry leader that designs and manufactures automotive thermostats, as well as fuel, oil and radiator caps used in OEM and Aftermarket applications worldwide. Fishman Thermo Technologies is the parent company of MotoRad Germany, MotoRad USA and MotoRad de Mexico.