Trelleborg Achieves ‘Masters’ Supplier Status with Daimler
July, 2023 – Trelleborg Sealing Solutions receives the 2022 Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), a “best of the best” honor reserved for components and service suppliers that exceed outlined expectations.
DTNA evaluates suppliers based on a scorecard measuring a supplier’s quality, delivery, technology, and cost performance. The suppliers must also demonstrate dedication to continuous improvement of the quality of their products, support to DTNA and overall performance.
Jill St. John, sales engineer, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, said: “It took the hard work of many people at Trelleborg to achieve this prestigious award. We navigated various challenges to get everything set up correctly including multiple shipping locations, warranty claims, valid quality certificates, and quick response to questions.”
Carsten Kirchholtes, general manager of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, DTNA, said: “This is a very big accomplishment within DTNA as it recognizes the ‘best of the best’ suppliers. Out of all our suppliers, only about 30 receive the Masters of Quality Award annually and we are honored by their dedication and partnership.”
Trelleborg began supplying DTNA a custom axel gasket in 2021 and is now at full-ramp up and production. This is the first time Trelleborg has received the Masters of Quality Award.
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group had annual sales of about SEK 30 billion (EUR 2.83 billion, USD 2.98 billion) in 2022. The Group comprises two business areas: Trelleborg Industrial Solutions and Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.
About Daimler Truck North America
Daimler Truck North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a leading provider of comprehensive products and technologies for the commercial transportation industry. Daimler Truck North America designs, engineers, manufactures and markets medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their associated technologies and components under the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Detroit brands. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.
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