Pasha Honored with Chrysler Gold Award

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The Pasha Group has earned the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Gold Award for the 2005 calendar year. This award is a part of the Extended Enterprise® supplier program honoring outstanding performance of suppliers of commodities or services within a designated group. Pasha was one of only two suppliers to receive the 2005 award for domestic vehicle logistics and transportation services, placing them among the highest rated service suppliers to the Chrysler Group.

George W. Pasha, IV, President and COO of The Pasha Group, Peter Young, President of The Pasha Group's Automotive and Logistics Division, and Trish Zarik, Vice President, Automotive and Logistics Division, were present to receive the award at a recent ceremony in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

"The highest honor you can receive in our business is recognition from your customer for service excellence," said George Pasha. "Our mutual pursuit of excellence reflects our respect for the shared values of both corporations."

Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, a Pasha joint venture with Strong Vessel Operators, introduced pure car truck carrier service from the Mainland to Hawaii.

This fully- enclosed Roll-on/Roll-off service allowed Chrysler to eliminate the need for costly wrap guard and undercoating protections leading to significant annual cost savings, as well as ensuring that the vehicles arrive showroom ready. With a dedicated Ro-Ro service focused on the automotive industry, total door to door transit times and out-turn quality were significantly enhanced resulting in the this award to the Pasha team.

"By granting this award, DaimlerChrysler is recognizing the achievement of our goal – to provide the best and most expedient delivery of their finished vehicles to Hawaii," said George Pasha. "We collectively look forward to achieving even greater levels of performance for DaimlerChrysler in the coming year."

Pasha Distribution Services, the company's logistics management arm, receives the vehicles at the Mira Loma rail terminal and delivers them via company owned transporters to Pasha's Automotive Terminal in the Port of San Diego for pre-shipment processing. The vehicles are loaded on the Jean Anne and delivered direct to the ports of Hilo, Kahului, Nawiliwili and Honolulu. Models include – Dodge Caravan, Stratus, Dakota, Charger, Ram Quad and Caliber; Jeep® Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Liberty and Commander; and Chrysler 300, Sebring and Town and Country.