Freudenberg-NOK Announces Supplier Excellence Achievement Award Winners

Company recognizes companies that achieved top quality, delivery, and service for the eighth year in a row

Aug 28, 2015, 10:00 ET from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has announced the recipients of its 2014 Supplier Excellence Achievement Level (SEAL) Awards.

The SEAL Awards, now in their eighth year, are divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze levels for chemical and metal suppliers. To determine winners of each level, a supplier performance scorecard is used to rank each supplier in the areas of quality, delivery, cost management, technology and overall service to Freudenberg-NOK and its manufacturing sites.

Winners of the 2014 SEAL Awards include:

Chemical Raw Material Suppliers:

  • Gold: Solvay Specialty Polymers (Alpharetta, Ga.)
  • Silver: Cabot Corporation (Franklin, La.)
  • Bronze: Zeon Chemicals LP (Louisville, Ky.)

Metal & Metal Fabrication Suppliers:

  • Gold: Elgiloy Specialty Metals - Hampshire Mill, "A Division of Combined Metals, LLC" (Hampshire, Ill.)
  • Silver: New England Industries (Lebanon, N.H.)
  • Bronze: Prospect Machine Products (Prospect, Conn.)

"Maintaining a high performing, high quality supply base is critical for Freudenberg-NOK's continued success.  We would like to congratulate the supplier partners we are awarding for exemplary 2014 performance and thank them for recognizing the importance of high quality standards," said Michael Miller, regional director, Americas, Strategic Sourcing / Purchasing, Freudenberg-NOK.

About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is the Americas joint venture between Freudenberg and Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan. Freudenberg-NOK is a leading producer of advanced sealing technologies for a variety of markets including: aerospace; agriculture; appliance; automotive; construction; diesel engine; energy; food and beverage; heavy industry; and pharmaceutical. Founded in 1989 under the legal name Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, Freudenberg-NOK is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. and operates more than 20 facilities across the Americas. For additional information, please visit

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