For the fourth straight year, Yokohama Tire Corp. has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award — the Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). The award went to Yokohama’s off-the-road (OTR) factory in Onomichi, Japan.
According to Caterpillar, SQEP recognizes suppliers like Yokohama that have exhibited excellent process control, shown a desire for ongoing continuous improvement and have provided quality products to Caterpillar.
“We’re truly honored to receive the Platinum Level Recertification for 2015,” said Andrew Zeisser, Yokohama Tire Corp. director, OE sales. “Earning an award like this from a world-class OEM like Caterpillar for the fourth consecutive year is a tribute to Yokohama’s global commitment to deliver best-in-class quality products and service.”
Yokohama’s Onomichi plant produces OE and replacement OTR tires for a wide range of OTR equipment.