ALMELO, Netherlands, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST), a leading manufacturer of sensors and controls, is pleased to announce that its plant in Baoying, China has earned the Jiangsu Quality Award, a prestigious award for performance excellence.
Sensata was one of 15 industrial companies that received the award across the Jiangsu Province and the only one in Baoying County, where Sensata's Baoying plant is located. The award is organized by the Jiangsu Province Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision and uses the same metrics as the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. More than 200 companies across Jiangsu Province competed for this year's award.
The award recognizes businesses with high levels of quality and quality management, innovation, and use of advanced technology as demonstrated through a thorough application, audit and management evaluation process.
During a four-step competition that took eight months, Sensata earned the highest scores in three of four categories during the on-site audit phase. In addition, the competition included a 210-page report and management presentation which was also praised by judges for the award.
Commenting on the award, Richard Dane, senior vice president of Sensata's global operations, said, "Sensata strives to achieve the level of excellence that this award was created to recognize at every manufacturing site. It takes hard work, attention to detail and deployment of a quality mindset throughout an organization to attain the exemplary standards that the Baoying team has clearly demonstrated."
Li Hao, Sensata Baoying general manager, said, "Receiving this award is exciting beyond our expectation and is based on the hard work of the whole Baoying team. Sensata Baoying has been improving its inner strength for years by building a win-win culture, developing local talent, and improving local branding. Receiving this award for excellence will further energize our entire team and will boost confidence in our quality practices and operational management."
About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Majority-owned by affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, LLC, a leading global private investment firm, and its co-investors, Sensata employs approximately 9,500 people in nine countries. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. For more information, please visit Sensata's web site at www.sensata.com