SAF-HOLLAND’s manufacturing facility located in Holland, Michigan, has received the PACCAR 2014 50PPM Quality Award. The company’s name will be added to the list of premium suppliers displayed at PACCAR locations and on its website, www.paccar.com.
SAF-HOLLAND earned this recognition by meeting the OEM’s impressive quality standards. Over a rolling 12-month period, PACCAR monitors the quality of their supplier’s parts and components to verify that product defects are below 50 parts per million (PPM). In addition, product innovation, production parts approval process (PPAP), number of warranty cases and timely delivery also is a consideration for the award. Candidates also must have quality systems in accordance with both ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 9001 in place and successfully pass PACCAR performance testing.
As a leading global manufacturer of truck and trailer suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, SAF-HOLLAND prides itself in delivering a premium, quality product. “We continually strive and are committed to improving our quality procedures and delivery processes,” said John Wieringa, vice president of quality and environmental systems. “To have our efforts recognized by a valued customer is a great honor and a testament to the dedication of our staff and an efficient production management system.”
SAF-HOLLAND supplies fifth wheels, truck suspensions, pintle and tow hooks to PACCAR. Manufacturing facilities were first established in Holland, Michigan, in 1922, where the 80-plus-year relationship with PACCAR began.