An auto parts manufacturer has been named Business of the Year in Stratford.

Aisin Canada received the 2021 Business of the Year Award from the Stratford and District Chamber of Commerce at its Business Excellence Awards presentation on Thursday night.

First established in the city in 2002, officials say the award recognizes the company’s extraordinary contribution as both a leading area employer and dedication to community service.

Fifty local businesses and entrepreneurs were recognized as part of the awards.