Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) has awarded top supplier excellence awards to seven vendor locations for outstanding performance and support during 2018. Freudenberg-NOK runs the business operations for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas.
The company also presented Janice Jones, a senior account manager with R.D. Abbott Company Inc., with its top customer service award for the year.
“Freudenberg-NOK is proud to recognize its top supplier partners and customer service representatives on an annual basis,” said Tim Layman, Supplier Development Manager, Freudenberg-NOK. “These business partners consistently pursue process and product improvements and outstanding communications that set a benchmark for partnership and collaboration.”
Now in its 12th year, the SEAL Awards recognize raw material and metal fabrication partners who have consistently maintained excellent standards in areas like quality, delivery, cost management, technology and customer service.
SEAL Awards for raw material and metal fabrication partners are presented at three levels of recognition – Gold, Silver and Bronze – to top-performing suppliers.
Among metal and metal fabrication suppliers, Freudenberg-NOK presented 2018 Gold SEAL awards to two Elgiloy Specialty Metals facilities – the Elgiloy Specialty Metals facility in Elgin, Ill., and the Elgiloy Specialty Metals Hampshire Mill in Hampshire, Ill. In addition, Capstan Atlantic in Wrentham, Mass., was awarded the 2018 Silver SEAL award, and Production Tube Cutting, Inc., in Dayton, Ohio, was awarded the 2018 Bronze.
Among chemical raw materials suppliers, Freudenberg-NOK presented GFL Americas in Irving, Texas, with a 2018 Gold SEAL award. Additionally, the 2018 Silver SEAL was presented to Tokyo Zairyo USA in Brentwood, Tenn., and the Bronze to Solvay Specialty Polymers USA in Alpharetta, Ga.
“Freudenberg-NOK focuses on innovation, engineering excellence, quality, and value for our customers,” Layman said. “Our supply base is crucial in helping us maintain this focus. We are honored by the dedication and efforts these organizations and individuals offer on behalf of Freudenberg-NOK.”
Suppliers supporting Freudenberg-NOK’s business operations in the Americas are ranked against an annual performance scorecard to identify top achievers and to encourage adoption of continuous improvement and lean operations. Freudenberg-NOK’s internal continuous improvement and lean program, Growtth (Get Rid of Waste Through Team Harmony), is a manufacturing benchmark in the industry and incorporates lean supply chain practices as part of its foundation.
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