Leading seamless pipe maker Tenaris has been recognized by the American Axle & Manufacturing as a best supplier in the launch category, for the supply of axle tubes under a tight timeline to their new production facility in Mexico. American Axle & Manufacturing is a company that designs, engineers, manufactures, and supplies driveline and metal forming products for vehicles. The company recognized its key suppliers during its 28th Supplier Day ceremony in Detroit, Michigan, with a Supplier of the Year and Supplier Excellence awards. A team of American Axle & Manufacturing associates from its global procurement, product engineering, supplier quality, manufacturing and supply chain management evaluated and selected this year's awards based on the company’s scorecard rating of its suppliers' delivery performance, product quality, launch execution and technology leadership. Since its opening, around sixty years ago, Tenaris’s Tamsa facility has been committed to providing high-quality products and excellent customer service to meet the high standards that the automotive market demands. The automotive sector accounts for 17.6% of Mexico’s manufacturing sector, making it the second largest automobile manufacturing nation in the western hemisphere, after the US. In addition to its principal products for the auto sector, Tamsa operates a research and development center to advance its product development and offer customers increasingly efficient and innovative products.