SANTA ANA, Calif.—Yokohama Tire Corp.'s off-the-road tire factory in Onomichi, Japan, has earned Caterpillar's 2014 Platinum Level Recertification in its Suppler Quality Excellence Process for the third consecutive year.
“Receiving the Platinum Level Recertification reinforces the commitment we've shared with Caterpillar to provide world-class products and service,” Andrew Zeisser, YTC director, original equipment sales, said in a statement. “We are honored to earn the award again and proud to be working with a top-tier company like Caterpillar.”
Caterpillars SQEP recognizes breakthrough quality improvements in addition to on-cost, zero defect supply chain management process, Yokohama said.
Yokohama Tire Corp. is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of the Tokyo-based Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., a global manufacturer of premium tires.