Freudenberg-NOK announces supplier excellence achievement award winners


freudenberg-nok-logoFreudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) has announced the recipients of its 2016 Supplier Excellence Achievement Level (SEAL) Awards. Freudenberg-NOK runs the business operations for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas and is a leading global specialist in sealing applications across multiple industries.

Now in its 10th year, Freudenberg-NOK’s 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. The company awards three levels of recognition – Gold, Silver and Bronze – to its top-performing suppliers.

Chemical raw material suppliers who were honored with a 2016 Seal Award include:

Gold: The Chemours Company  (Wilmington, Del.)
Silver: Solvay Specialty Polymers business unit (Alpharetta, Ga.)
Bronze: H.B. Chemical Corporation (Twinsburg, Ohio)

Metal & Metal Fabrication Suppliers who were recognized include:

Gold: Headly/Tryson Group (Broadview, Ill.)
Silver: Rima Manufacturing Co. (Hudson, Mich.)
Bronze: Elgiloy Specialty Metals and Combined Metals (Bellwood, Ill.)

“Freudenberg-NOK focuses on technical excellence, superior quality, and value for our customer,” said Michael Miller, VP, Americas, Strategic Sourcing / Purchasing, Freudenberg-NOK. “Our supply base is critical in achieving and maintaining this level of service. The SEAL award winners for 2016 clearly share this philosophy, and we congratulate them for their achievements.” 

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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