Freudenberg-NOK Named Rear Axle Supplier of the Year by Meritor

Company recognized for innovation, quality and delivery performance

Dec 01, 2015, 10:39 ET from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has been named the Rear Axle Supplier of the Year by Meritor, Inc. and was cited by executives as the "real seal deal" at an award ceremony that took place Nov. 12 at Meritor's headquarters in  in Troy, Mich.

Freudenberg-NOK's pinion seals as well as other seals are used by Meritor in its commercial vehicle business. Freudenberg-NOK products can be found on the majority of commercial trucks brands on the road today.

This is the second consecutive year that Freudenberg-NOK has been recognized for the innovation and technology it contributes to Meritor's success. Meritor is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. Freudenberg-NOK is the only seal company Meritor named as one of its top supplier in 2015.  

"We are honored to receive Rear Axle Supplier of the Year recognition from Meritor, one of our largest General Industry customers," said Tim Guzman, senior sales director for Freudenberg-NOK's Power Sector. "This award represents our steadfast dedication to technology, innovation, quality and customer service to ensure we are meeting all of Meritor's business needs. This is truly a collaborative relationship."

Meritor executives noted during the award presentation that Freudenberg-NOK has consistently met demanding record volumes and competitiveness targets during 2015 while maintaining the performance and quality levels of the seals it is supplying. In addition, the company's Northfield, N.H. Competence Center has switched from compression molding to state-of-the-art injection molding in the manufacturing of the company's pinion seals, a move that has improved quality, increased component volumes and reduced engineered waste at the facility.

In total, Meritor recognized 18 companies at its awards ceremony. Jon Rose, vice president, Procurement for Meritor, said: "Each of the 18 companies we honored with the North America Supplier Partner Award has demonstrated a commitment to quality and excellence. Their performance contributes to our strategic goal of meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers and strengthens our mutual businesses."

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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