Meritor Inc. announced that four of its manufacturing facilities were bestowed the 2011 Quality Achievement Award from Paccar Inc. for high standards established for supplier parts and component quality. It recognizes suppliers that have achieved a defect rate of 50 parts per million (PPM) or less during 2011.
The Meritor facilities to achieve Paccar’s “50 PPM” standard are Forest City, N.C.; Newark, Ohio; Laurinburg, N.C.; and Manning, S.C. At least four Meritor facilities have won the award during each of the past three years.
“We are proud of each Meritor facility that received the award,” said Chris Villavarayan, vice president, Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, Meritor. “Meritor is committed to providing the highest-quality products year after year, meeting critical global standards for quality, reliability and performance for our customers around the world, and this quality award serves to validate our efforts.”
Meritor supplies axles, braking systems and other drivetrain components for Paccar’s Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF trucks.