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Sonnax was one of nine companies recently honored with the 2016 Jasper Engines & Transmissions Supplier Service Award. Known as the “ELMO,” this honor is presented to select Jasper vendor partners for outstanding support in three categories: Growth, Service and Quality.
“The entire Sonnax organization works diligently each year to continually improve our processes, quality and service to ensure an industry-leading product and experience for our customers,” Sonnax Director of Strategic Accounts Seth Baldasaro said. “To be recognized by Jasper for outstanding service for the fifth time is a testament to the dedication of employees at Sonnax to meet our mission statement of exceeding the customer expectations.”
Jasper Engines & Transmissions is the largest remanufacturer of engines and transmissions in the nation. Their products are distributed through a network of 41 branch and distributor locations throughout the United States.
The Sonnax Technical Automotive Specialties Committee (TASC) Force recently met in Jasper, Indiana, to discuss the top trends and topics in the transmission industry. The event was attended by 45 people from 15 different companies across three countries (U.S., Canada and Sweden).
The TASC Force is composed of expert transmission rebuilders and technicians with a hands-on understanding of the latest units and industry developments. Working closely with Sonnax design engineers and technicians, participants contribute product ideas, test new fixes and troubleshoot results, then meet on a regular basis to compare findings. These individuals play an invaluable role in identifying the root causes of transmission problems and supporting the development of Sonnax transmission products for the automotive aftermarket.
Held at the Jasper Engines & Transmissions headquarters, the group toured the company’s new Power Drive Facility and followed up with a two-day business meeting. TASC members discussed dozens of new product requests for late-model units as well as some older repairs for legacy-type units. Jasper is a long-time contributor to the TASC Force.
The meeting also included a presentation by Sonnax Vice President of Quality, Continuous Improvement & Environmental Health & Safety John Kulungian. As an industry leader in the cutting-edge design, manufacture and distribution of the highest quality products, Sonnax is committed to excellence in every aspect of its operations. Kulungian has been instrumental in identifying new opportunities and engaging employee-owners in pursuit of this goal since joining the company in 2016.
“This was a great opportunity to share the progress and plans for quality and continuous improvement at Sonnax,” Kulungian said. “The TASC workshop session on how Sonnax can improve our customers’ experience was well-received and actionable.”
Did you know Sonnax offers more than 200 top-quality Powerglide transmission parts? Plus, you can choose many components at good/better/best levels so you never overpay or underspec to get the performance you want.
To help builders less familiar with this great racing unit, we’ve put together a handy guide to five key transmission areas that will take any Powerglide to the next tier of performance. It’s a great starting point for matching Sonnax parts to budgets, vehicle usage and power levels.
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Sonnax will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal business hours will resume the following day. Have a safe and happy weekend!
Sonnax is honored to receive a Top 10 Best Tool award for the innovative vacuum test stand kit VACTEST-01K.
The Automobile Driving and Service magazine organizes an awards program to name the top 10 best tools in the China Auto Maintenance Equipment Industry (CAMEI). Nominees perform live product demonstrations in front of an expert committee that is responsible for determining which tools are worthy of this prestigious industry award.
Sonnax China sales representative, Ming Qi, recently traveled to Beijing to demonstrate how easy it is to master vacuum testing with the award-winning vacuum test stand kit — which is proven to save time, money and prevent costly comebacks for hundreds of transmission repair shops around the world.
Sonnax has again been honored for the quality of its worksite wellness programs by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and Vermont Department of Health. The employee-owned company was among 90 employers recognized at Vermont’s annual Worksite Wellness conference March 23 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington.
Affirming that “having the right attitude about your health is important,” Governor Philip B. Scott expressed his appreciation to the attendees for their commitment to forward-thinking wellness policies that benefit employees and employers alike. “Your dedication to creating a culture of wellbeing makes Vermont a great place to live and work.”
Ninety employers received Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards, of which Sonnax is a multi-time winner. Sonnax Executive Assistant Jamie Scott and Tamara Golden, Sonnax’s Driving Wellness health coach, were on hand to receive the award from Scott and Vermont Commissioner of Health Mark A. Levine.
“Sonnax has partnered with Marathon Health for over five years now to provide ongoing wellness services that support the health and wellbeing of employee owners and their spouses,” Golden said. “About 80 percent of the population participates in the wellness program, which offers insight, education and health coaching to help individuals improve their lifestyle and take control of their own health. Sonnax leaders recognize that the greatest wealth is health, and have demonstrated a commitment to support employee owners beyond their paychecks.”
Sonnax is dedicated to offering an at-work solution delivering high-quality worksite wellness that engages the employee, reduces risk, lowers cost and results in a happier, healthier workforce. It offers onsite wellness coaching, challenges and education sessions aimed at helping employees take charge of their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.
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