MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – ARI - Automotive Resources International, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, has received the prestigious United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Supplier Gold award, a fleet comprised of approximately 80 percent trucks, vans, and SUVs.

The award is given annually to suppliers who provide and maintain “best in class” quality, delivery and customer service and is given to less than one percent of UTC’s 50,000 suppliers.  After just 18 months of partnership, ARI has reached Gold status faster than any other UTC supplier in history.

“We pride ourselves on providing first-class customer service, so there’s no better achievement than to be recognized for that excellence by our clients,” said ARI President Carl Ortell. “While we’re honored to receive this award, we would never have been able to achieve this high level of success so quickly without UTC’s cooperation and commitment to this partnership.”

UTC’s Supplier Gold program was established to facilitate and accelerate superior supplier performance and to recognize suppliers for their exceptional performance. ARI was recognized for the successful management of more than 10,000 vehicles across 8 different UTC divisions.

Examples of ARI’s achievements working with UTC include: the successful implementation of UTC’s entire North American fleet in just 30 days in 2010 and cost savings which surpassed expectations by more than double initial projections.