FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is the "best of the best."
At least according to Daimler Truck North America, Trelleborg tops the list as a supplier for its "components and service that exceed expectations."
As such, Daimler gave the firm its "2022 Master's Suppliers Status" July 20.
"It took the hard work of many people at Trelleborg to achieve this prestigious award," said Jill St. John, sales engineer with Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. "We navigated various challenges to get everything set up correctly including multiple shipping locations, warranty claims, valid quality certificates, and quick response to questions."
Daimler uses a scorecard to measure its suppliers, rating quality, delivery, technology and cost as metrics. Suppliers also must show that they are improving their products and support for Daimler.
"This is a very big accomplishment within DTNA as it recognizes the 'best of the best' suppliers," said Carsten Kirchholtes, general manager of procurement and supply chain management for DTNA. "Out of all our suppliers, only about 30 receive the (award) annually and we are honored by their dedication and partnership."
The relationship between Trelleborg and Daimler began in 2021 with the supply of a custom axel gasket. 2022 marks the first year Trelleborg has received the status from Daimler.