In February 2018, MacLean Power Systems do Brazil was invited to a ceremony held by CPFL Energia as one of three finalists for its small components supplier-of-the-year award. CPFL is one of Brazil’s largest privately-held electric utilities with over nine million customers across the states of São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná and Minas Gerais.

The nomination, which was based on key performance metrics such as quality, delivery, and customer service, earned MacLean Brazil a year of deliveries to CPFL free of pre-shipment inspection. Brazilian utilities often inspect and test products prior to shipments leaving the factory.

Of CPFL’s 5,000 suppliers, only 35 were invited to the event. This was a tremendous accomplishment given that MacLean Brazil began supplying CPFL with formed wire products in 2016 and validated MacLean Brazil’s focus on providing its customers with reliable products and service.