TROY, Mich. — Meritor has presented its York, S.C. assembly plant, home to the production of its EX225 air disc brake, with its Chairman’s Award for quality achievement.
The plant earned the award by developing a system to mistake-proof its manufacturing processes and to ensure correct brake builds, Meritor announced.
“Quality is a top priority for our customers, our company and our employees globally,” said Joe ElBehairy, vice-president, engineering, quality and product strategy. “We want to recognize the teams that engineered and manufactured the highest quality products for our customers and achieved strategic quality goals, such as zero defects and reduced parts per million (PPM).”
“Air disc brake acceptance has been growing in North America, and the York team has done an exceptional job to accomplish zero PPM for our EX225 air disc brakes, which will provide the reliability customers need,” ElBehairy added.
Gold awards for quality improvements went to facilities in: Cameri, Italy; Asheville, N.C., US; and the Sisamex facility in Mexico. Silver awards were presented to: Asheville, N.C., United States; Lindesberg, Sweden; Monterrey, Mexico; Cameri, Italy; and the Sisamex facility in Mexico.