SCHWEINFURT, Germany, Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schaeffler today announced that it has been presented with the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) certification. The SQEP certification is recognized throughout the industry and is awarded to suppliers who consistently deliver top-level service and outstanding operational performance. Specific and stringently-defined targets in areas such as product quality, delivery performance and process optimization have to be met or exceeded to be awarded this certification. With Schaeffler's technological innovations, the company works to set the highest quality standards, while manufacturing in regions around the world where its customers are located.
Dr. Stefan Spindler, CEO Industrial at Schaeffler AG, Christian Zeidlhack, vice president global key account management at Schaeffler Industrial and Mike Paschke, global key account manager for Caterpillar at Schaeffler, accepted the commemoration at Caterpillar's administrative offices in Peoria, Ill. "We are extremely proud to receive this award, which honors the work being done by Schaeffler employees throughout the world. We also look forward to enhancing our outstanding collaborative partnership even more in the years to come," explains Zeidlhack.
Caterpillar and Schaeffler have been business allies for many years. FAG and INA-brand products including tapered and cylindrical roller bearings are used in Caterpillar machines such as dozers, mining trucks and excavators.
The Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial supplier. Top quality, outstanding technology, and exceptionally innovative spirit form the basis for the continued success of the company. By delivering high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is already shaping "Mobility for tomorrow" to a significant degree. The technology company generated sales of approximately EUR 13.3 billion in 2016. With around 89,400 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world's largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies.
The Industrial division supplies components and systems for around 60 industrial sectors via its worldwide organization with market proximity and its application support service. The range includes miniature bearings only a few millimeters wide through to large-size bearings with an outside diameter of several meters.