Daimler Trucks North America Recognizes 33 Masters of Quality Suppliers
PORTLAND, Ore. – Aug. 17, 2012 – 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
Consolidated MetCo Inc., Clackamas, Oregon
Paramount Bedding, Inc., Tualatin, Oregon
Julian Electric Incorporated, Westmont, Illinois
East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, Pennsylvania
Conmet de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Cienega de Flores, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Cummins Engine Company, Inc., Lakewood, New York
The Standard Register Company, Dayton, Ohio
Remy Componentes S. de R.L. de C.V., Alternator and Motor Plant, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.