Four times in a row, ABB Turbocharging Bolingbrook, Illinois has earned the prestigious Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar. The Platinum SQEP (Supplier Quality Excellence Process) award is Caterpillar’s highest level of award for quality and performance to suppliers, recognizing them for outstanding quality. To earn this award, a supplier must achieve 100 percent on-time delivery and exceptional quality performance with zero parts per million (ppm) defects.
ABB Turbo Systems factories in Baden and Klingnau, Switzerland have also received Caterpillar’s Gold Supplier Award for the fourth time. For suppliers to qualify for this award, they must achieve a defect rate of < 50 ppm and an on-time delivery performance of above 97% in order to qualify for Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) Gold Award.
ABB Turbocharging is particularly proud of this accomplishment as the gold award is given to only 1% of Caterpillar’s 30’000 suppliers and confirms our true commitment to quality.
SQEP is Caterpillar’s process for assessing and recognizing a supplier’s quality performance, and combines industry-recognized systems with demonstrated results. By repeatedly receiving the top-level certifications for both our Service and New Product Business segments, ABB Turbocharging demonstrates the ability to maintain highest quality standards throughout the entire value chain.
"This recognition is also a confirmation that we are enabling Caterpillar to be more successful and it shows we understand our customers’ business requirements. Our vision at ABB Turbocharging is to make a difference for our customers, so this award is very important to us all", Richard NePaul, VP of Product Business and Manager, Remanufacturing and Aftermarket Service.
“These awards are a clear demonstration of our collective dedication to uncompromising quality. We are very proud to see that our hard work and devotion is being appreciated and recognized by one of our major customers. At the same time it is an excellent motivator, to continue to push the boundaries of excellence. Since we all know: what is excellent today is good tomorrow and will become only normal the day after”, Karl-Jakob Brem, Head of Quality, ABB Turbocharging.