Simrit's Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada Facility Earns 3M Supplier Excellence Award
Simrit, A Div. Of Freudenberg-NOK
47690 E. Anchor Ct.
Plymouth, MI, 48170
Press release date: July 16, 2012
ELGIN, Ill.- In recognition of its commitment to quality and service excellence, Simrit's Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada facility was recently recognized by 3M for its superior performance in 2011. This is the second time Simrit - a sealing specialist for industrial applications and part of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies - has received this honor, which is based on 3M's TQRDC Supplier Metrics (Technology / Quality / Responsiveness / Delivery / Cost). The Superior Performance Award recognizes 3M suppliers who go above and beyond traditional performance and quality standards. For more than five years, Simrit's scores have exceeded 95 percent and, since 2010, have surpassed 98 percent. "It's a great honor to be recognized for our commitment to quality and service excellence, as these are key elements in Simrit's culture of customer service and partnership," said David R. Monaco, president, Simrit Americas, and senior vice president, Simrit Global. "This recognition is a great testament to our Tillsonburg employees and their commitment to meeting our customers' evolving needs through continuous process and quality improvements." The ISO9001-approved Tillsonburg plant designs and manufactures low pressure seals for many markets, including aerospace, appliance, energy and electrical, with a special focus on applications in extreme temperature, electrical and environmental situations. The facility was recently awarded United Technologies Corp.'s Supplier Gold status for its outstanding performance in delivery, quality, lean practices and customer support for the third consecutive year. The plant is also certified to the AS9100 Revision C quality management system including design for the aerospace industry and is Nadcap approved. Simrit is part of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies and offers an extensive portfolio of precision-manufactured products for the aerospace, agriculture, appliance, construction, energy, fluid power, mechanical power generation, mechanical power transmission and recreation markets. Simrit's global sales exceed $1.3 billion. For more information, visit the Simrit website at www.simrit.com.