Yokohama Earns 4th Consecutive Caterpillar Supplier Award

Jan. 27, 2016

For the fourth straight year, Yokohama Tire Corp. has earned Caterpillar Inc.’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) tire factory in Onomichi, Japan.

According to Caterpillar, its 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, director of original equipment sales for Yokohama. “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 off-the-road equipment.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of the Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.

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