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Superior Industries' aluminum wheel facility received Q-9000 registration.

VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 1997--Superior Industries International Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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:SUP), one of the world's leading suppliers of aluminum wheels, Friday announced that its Johnson City Johnson City.

1 Village (1990 pop. 16,890), Broome co., S N.Y., in a tricity area including Endicott and Binghamton; inc. 1892. It has been noted for its Endicott-Johnson shoes.
, Tenn. facility has been recommended for QS-9000 registration -- a distinction awarded by Smithers Quality Assessments Smithers Quality Assessments (aka SQA) provides accredited, independent certification of quality and environmental management systems to internationally recognized standards such as ISO 9001 (for quality) and ISO 14001 (for environmental).  Inc., a worldwide-recognized certification company.

QS-9000 is a general manufacturing quality standard jointly developed by a Chrysler/Ford/General Motors Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force to harmonize the fundamental quality system expectations of the three major North American North American

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 auto makers.

The Johnson City facility, in operation since 1991, is Superior's third of its six plants to achieve recommendation for QS-9000 registration.

Superior supplies aluminum wheels to General Motors, Ford, Chrysler de Mexico, BMW BMW
 in full Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

German automaker. Founded as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1916, the company assumed the name Bayerische Motoren Werke and became known for its high-speed motorcycles in the 1920s.
, Audi and Jaguar, as well as various Japanese manufacturers, including Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and Isuzu. The company is also a leading manufacturer of accessory products for the national automotive aftermarket.

CONTACT: Superior Industries International, Van Nuys

Jeff Ornstein, 818/902-2701


Pondel Parsons Wilkinson, Los Angeles

Gary Maier, 310/207-9300
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