Behr America Receives Caterpillar's Gold Certification Award

May 06, 2013, 10:00 ET from Behr America

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Behr America's Behr Heat Transfer Systems, Inc. based in Charleston has achieved "Gold Certification" in Caterpillar's Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP).

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Gold Certification recognizes Caterpillar suppliers that meet or exceed stringent performance standards, including product quality and shipping performance.  Behr currently manufactures exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers for Caterpillar's Tier 4 emission-compliant engines.

"We continually strive to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction," said Tom Daffron, Behr's Charleston plant manager. "Caterpillar's Gold Certification is a clear indication of the world-class levels of product design and manufacturing being provided by our Charleston facility."

Representatives from Caterpillar recently visited Behr's Charleston facility to present a Gold Certification award plaque to the company's production and development teams and to celebrate the success of the company's current programs with Caterpillar.

Following the award ceremony, Caterpillar executives toured the Behr plant and reviewed the company's aluminum and stainless steel heat-exchange development and production programs.

Behr America's 350,000-square-foot facility in Charleston has approximately 375 employees and completes the entire process from design and development to manufacturing of engine cooling components and modules for commercial vehicles.

Behr's North American headquarters is in Troy, Michigan. Behr America has more than 2,700 employees at facilities in Troy, Mich.; Dayton, Ohio; Charleston, S.C.; Fort Worth, Texas, and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.

Behr GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart, Germany, is a systems partner for the international automobile industry. A specialist for automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems, the Behr Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of original equipment for light vehicles and trucks. Group sales in the 2012 business year came to around EUR 3.7 billion. Currently, Behr employs some 17,300 staff at 38 production locations as well as at regional R&D centers worldwide. The MAHLE Group holds a minority share of 36.85 percent in the Behr Group.

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