MUMBAI—For the second straight year, Yokohama Off-Highway Tires plant in Tirunelveli, India, has been awarded platinum certification through Caterpillar Inc.'s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP).
According to YOHT, this certification is awarded to suppliers who meet a stringent list of performance standards based on outstanding quality, cost and on time delivery, set by Caterpillar.
Nitin Mantri, director of the facility, said the award is "the highest in the category and this is a reflection of YOHT's commitment to delivery of highest quality products to our customers."
SQEP is Caterpillar's operational excellence initiative that recognizes a supplier's commitment to meet and sustain high quality standards, YOHT said. SQEP incorporates industry tools and system requirements that ensure suppliers achieve superior capabilities and deliver best-in-class performance.
YOHT is a subsidiary of the Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. of Japan that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of agriculture, forestry, construction, industrial, earthmoving, mining and port and other commercial tires.
It markets products under brands Alliance, Galaxy, Primex and Yokohama OTR.