The Chemico Group, the largest veteran and minority-owned chemical management supplier in the U.S., received the 2022 Outstanding Business Partner Award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) during its Annual Supplier Business Meeting held virtually at the end of April. The Outstanding Business Partner Award is the highest recognition given to TMNA Indirect Suppliers. The award honors Chemico for procuring critical chemicals to support Toyota Poland and mitigating production impact to TMNA sites despite ongoing supply chain disruptions. Chemico was the only indirect supplier to receive this award. This marks the fifth supplier award the global automaker has bestowed upon Chemico
“Being presented with this prestigious award from Toyota Motor North America is truly a great honor,” said Leon C. Richardson, president and CEO, Chemico Group. “This award is particularly important to us because it signifies the outstanding value that Chemico has been able to deliver and is a strong testament to the collaborative relationship that we’ve cultivated with Toyota over the years. We look forward to many more years of working together.”
Chemico is a chemical distributor for Toyota Motor North America and provides onsite chemical management services at Toyota facilities in several states including Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi. Chemico received the Excellent Performance Award for Distributors from TMNA in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and received Toyota’s Superior Award for Distributors in 2017. Chemico has also received supplier performance honors from General Motors, Stellantis, Honda and Honeywell.
About Chemico Group
Founded in 1989, the Chemico Group is the largest veteran-owned, minority-owned chemical management firms in the nation. The Group specializes in integrated solutions for the entire chemical lifecycle — from procurement to on-site inventory management to environmentally conscious disposal. A leader in chemical products and distribution, Chemico’s vast network of suppliers and specialty manufacturers provides customers a wide variety of chemical solutions. The company’s broad portfolio is used in customer facilities across the automotive, aerospace, electronics and healthcare industries and the defense sector. Chemico Group is comprised of two distinct business entities — Chemico LLC (chemical management) and Chemico Systems (chemical products and distribution). With 50 locations and more than 450 employees across the U.S. and Mexico, the company is poised for significant growth.