Freudenberg-NOK's Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada Facility Awarded 3M Supplier Excellence Award

Oct 16, 2013, 07:45 ET from Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of its commitment to quality and service excellence, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit's Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada facility was recently recognized by 3M for its superior performance in 2012. This is the third time Freudenberg-NOK has received this honor, which is based on 3M's TQRDC Supplier Metrics (Technology / Quality / Responsiveness / Delivery / Cost).

The Superior Performance Award recognizes 3M suppliers who go above and beyond traditional performance and quality standards. Tillsonburg was awarded the Superior Performance award for 2012 and has achieved this level of performance every year since 2006.  During this time, Freudenberg-NOK's scores have exceeded 95 percent and, since 2010, have exceeded 98 percent.

"We are honored to be recognized again for our hard work and performance in 2012," said John Vettor, Lead Center Manager, Tillsonburg. "This award validates the efforts that our entire team has shown and provides an excellent benchmark for the next year."

The ISO9001-approved Tillsonburg plant designs and manufactures low pressure seals for a variety of markets, including aerospace, appliance, energy and electrical, with a special focus on applications in extreme temperature, electrical and environmental situations. The facility was recently awarded United Technologies Corp.'s Supplier Gold status for its outstanding performance in delivery, quality, lean practices and customer support for the fourth consecutive year. The plant is also certified to the AS9100 Revision C quality management system including design for the aerospace industry and is Nadcap approved.

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 – through its Automotive, Merkel, Process Seals and Simrit sales channels – 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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