ELYRIA, Oh. – Paccar’s list of premier suppliers just got bigger.
Bendix Commerical Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spiver Foundation Brake (BCFB) have earned a spot on Paccar’s list because both companies meet the OEM’s demanding quality expectation of 50 PPM for parts. Those on the list must have product defects that are below 50 PPM. Bendix reduced its PPM to just more than 15 in Huntington, Indiana while BSFB lowered its PPM to 46 at its facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
“We are truly honored to receive this quality certification from a valued customer like Paccar. The award supports Bendix’s commitment to helping Paccar deliver the highest level of quality to their products and services,” said Carlos Hungria, CEO at Bendix. “In today’s competitive environment, the safety nature and high technology of our products allow no room for error, so it’s more important than ever that OEMs and fleets have total assurance in vehicle and parts reliability. The facilities at Huntington and Bowling Green – as well as our manufacturing campus in Acuña, Mexico – have shown time and time again that delivering the highest-performing, highest-reliability products and services isn’t just a goal, but an expectation.”
The prestigious 50 PPM certification is the second for BSFB.
“Everyone at the facility is excited about the honor,” said Andy Dale, plant manager at Bowling Green. “The award, coupled with our extensive experience in brake assembly and production, speaks to our results-driven culture that enables every employee to own the Bendix commitment to quality.
Dale added that focusing on eliminating error is in the company’s blood and is achieved by team effort.
The Bendix facility in Huntington was also honoured to receive the award.
“Our experience with Paccar has been just outstanding,” said Mike Pogorelc, plant manager at Huntington. “The communication we’ve experienced between the supplier quality group out of PACCAR and our facility has really helped build a positive working environment. But we couldn’t have maintained that relationship and continuously driven quality improvements without each of us living up to a value system that fosters quality, urgency, and always doing it right the first time.”