PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth year in a row, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies' Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada facility has been awarded United Technologies Corporation's (UTC) Supplier Gold status for its exceptional work in delivery, quality, lean practices and customer support.
The Tillsonburg plant supplies aerodynamic seals to UTC's Pratt and Whitney Canada (PWC) operations. It is the only seal supplier to earn the UTC honor six years in a row.
"We are extremely happy that our Tillsonburg facility has consistently met and exceeded customer expectations in the highly demanding aerospace industry," said Sean Morgan, Global Segment Director, Aerospace, Freudenberg-NOK. "We thank UTC for recognizing Tillsonburg as one of the best and most efficient plants in the aerospace industry."
Supplier Gold status is the highest level of supplier achievement used by UTC and is awarded to businesses that meet these five criteria: excellent customer service, on-time product delivery, best-in-class quality, cost, and use of lean practices throughout operations. This award was established to help promote and facilitate exceptional supplier practices and performance among more than thousands of UTC suppliers.
Freudenberg-NOK's Nadcap-approved Tillsonburg facility has more than 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing aerodynamic seals and sealing products including engine seals, thrust reverser seals, and door and window seals, for commercial aircraft and jet engines. The facility is AS9100 Revision C quality management certified including design for the aerospace industry.
"In this industry, quality and customer service are critical to business success," said John Vettor, Lead Center manager, Tillsonburg. "UTC's recognition these past six years has motivated our employees to push harder to achieve excellence and improve our manufacturing practices. I am extremely proud of the Tillsonburg team."
About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies runs the business operations of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) in the Americas. Being part of the global Freudenberg Group, the company 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. Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is a joint venture between FST and NOK Corp. in Japan, is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. and operates more than 20 facilities across the Americas. For additional information, please visit www.fst.com.
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