WICHITA, Kan., May 15, 2013/PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. [NYSE:SPR], one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft, recognized seven companies as 2012 Platinum Suppliers for their dedication to cost-reduction initiatives, quality and delivery performance and ultimately setting a performance excellence standard for customer satisfaction. Spirit's mission to provide customers with high-quality, cost-competitive products and services could not be accomplished without the support of a competent, innovative and reliable supply base.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130515/CG13652LOGO) The seven companies were selected based on their performance in 2012 considering factors such as quality, on-time delivery, commitment to cost reductions and willingness to partner with Spirit for overall improvement in value delivered to Spirit and subsequently to Spirit's customers. The Platinum Suppliers were honored last night in Wichita, Kan., at Spirit's Annual Platinum Supplier Recognition Event."In today's aerospace environment, it is increasingly important to seek suppliers that provide the best total value for cost, quality and delivery," said Rob Mattinson, Spirit vice president, corporate supply chain management & global strategy. "Our 2012 Platinum Suppliers were committed to providing best total value through cost reduction initiatives while maintaining quality and delivery standards contributing to Spirit's competitive global cost structure." The honored suppliers represent the model of behavior which will allow Spirit to continue to grow and develop lasting relationships with both suppliers and customers. A list of the Spirit 2012 Platinum Suppliers follows:All Metal Services Ltd. – London, EnglandDynamic NC – Udall, KS. USAGlobe Engineering Company, Inc. – Wichita, KS. USALabinal Services - Wichita Office – Wichita, KS. USALogistics Resources, Inc. – Wichita, KS. USAM.Torres – Pamplona, SpainZTM Inc. – Wichita, KS. USAOn the web: www.spiritaero.com On Twitter: @SpiritAeroAbout Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., USA, is one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.; Prestwick, Scotland; Preston, England; Subang, Malaysia; and Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus. SOURCE Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.