Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes 33 Masters of Quality Suppliers
PORTLAND, OR… Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has recognized 33 North American manufacturers from the United States and Mexico as recipients of Daimler Trucks North America's Masters of Quality Supplier Award for 2011. The selected suppliers provide top quality components for Freightliner and Western Star truck brands.
The 25-year program recognizes suppliers that meet or exceed Daimler Truck North America’s stringent quality standards and have also received high scores on their delivery, technology and cost performance as measured on a Balanced ScoreCard. These suppliers demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of their products and the overall performance of their business.
Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer for Daimler Trucks North America, praised the suppliers stating, “Daimler Trucks North America is the quality and market share leader in our industry. We rely on the contribution of our suppliers to be successful. The work done by our Masters of Quality award winners is crucial to our enduring success. The winners of the Masters of Quality award represent the ‘best of the best’ among our suppliers.”
Added Paul Romanaggi, general manager of Quality and Supplier Management for DTNA: “In light of last year’s continued increased demand, our Masters of Quality suppliers maintained the level of excellence that enabled us to deliver high quality trucks that provide our customers with the best value and significant competitive advantages. The Masters of Quality winners are the role models for our entire commercial vehicle industry supplier base.”
The Masters of Quality award is the highest recognition that DTNA gives to its suppliers.
Ten manufacturers received the award for the first time. Topping the list this year was Consolidated MetCo Inc. and its wheel and hub Plant in Monroe, NC. The ConMet facility has received the award 22 out of the past 25 years.
The complete list of Masters of Quality award winners is as follows:
Twenty two-year recipient- Consolidated MetCo Inc., Monroe, North Carolina
Eighteen-year recipient- Consolidated MetCo Inc., Clackamas, Oregon; Paramount Bedding, Inc., Tualatin, Oregon
Fifteen-year recipient - Julian Electric Incorporated, Westmont, Illinois
Fourteen-year recipient- East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, Pennsylvania
Nine-year recipient - Conmet de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Cienega de Flores, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Eight-year recipient - Cummins Engine Company, Inc., Lakewood, New York; The Standard Register Company, Dayton, Ohio
Six-year recipient - Remy Componentes S. de R.L. de C.V., Alternator and Motor Plant, San Luis Potosi, Mexico; DuPont Performance Coating, LLC., Wilmington, Delaware
Five-year recipient - Temco Engineered Products, Clackamas, Oregon
Four-year recipient - Betts Spring Company, Fresno, California; Continental Automotive Guadalajara S.A. de C.V., Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico; SMC Corporation Mexico S.A. de C.V., San Mateo Atenco, Mexico, Mexico; Gates Corporation, Poplar Bluff, Missouri; Parker Hannifin Corporation, Mooresville, North Carolina
Three-year recipient - SMC Corporation of America, Noblesville, Indiana; SMC Corporation Mexico S.A. de C.V., Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; Phoenix International, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
Two-year recipient - CMP Pratsa, S.A. de C.V., Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Consolidated Metco, Inc., Etowah, Tennessee; FAS Controls Inc., Shelby, North Carolina; Pilkington North America, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
First-year recipients - Carling Technologies Inc., Plainville, Connecticut; Cummins Emission Solutions, Mineral Point, Wisconsin; DENSO International America, Inc., Southfield, Michigan; Enerya, S.A. de C.V., Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; Gates de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Toluca, Mexico; Inteva Products, LLC, Matamoros Operations, Matamores, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Julian Electric de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; Engineered Plastic Component, Siler City, North Carolina; Parker Hannifin Corporation, Portland, Oregon; Phillips Industries, Electrical Harness Division, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
For more information, go to www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com.