SANTA ANA, Calif.—Construction and farm equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. has recognized Yokohama Tire Corp.'s manufacturing facility in Onomichi, Japan for the seventh straight year with platinum level recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process.
The plant produces original equipment and replacement off-the-road tires for a range of equipment.
Caterpillar's SQEP award distinguishes suppliers that have exhibited excellent process control, shown a desire for ongoing continuous improvement and have provided quality products to Caterpillar.
Bruce Besancon, YTC vice president of OTR sales, called it a "great tribute" to be recognized again.
"Caterpillar is an esteemed, world-class OEM, and earning their Platinum Level Recertification is a high honor," he said. "It's an acknowledgement of Yokohama's continued global commitment to deliver best-in-class quality products and service."