Siemens VDO Automotive Awarded Certification for ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System Standard

Allentown, PA - Siemens VDO Automotive, Service & Special Solutions, a leading supplier of original equipment for off-highway, heavy-duty, specialized equipment, marine, and powersports manufacturers, as well as replacement parts, instrumentation, and navigation systems for the automotive aftermarket, has just been awarded certification for the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System Standard. This certification is the result of an extensive and stringent audit of the systems and procedures in place at Siemens VDO Automotive Service & Special Solutions facilities in Allentown, PA, especially in the areas of Management Responsibility, Resource Management, Product and/or Service Realization, and Measurement, Analysis and Improvement activities.

The announcement was made by Liam Dent, Manager of Engineering Services at Siemens VDO Automotive Service & Special Solutions, who noted, "The ISO 9001:2000 certification gives our customers an independent measure of the reliability of our quality systems and procedures and lets them know that we are committed to consistent process improvement and continued excellence."

Mr. Dent also noted, "In today's competitive marketplace, it is vital to fulfill customers' needs, not only by producing high quality products and services, but also by demonstrating the quality systems and process in place that will ensure the consistency of those products and services. The certification we've received reflects the enormous commitment and the effort put forth by all the members of our team."

According to Mr. Dent, the Siemens VDO Automotive team demonstrated an exceptional dedication to the program and, as a result, was able to achieve certification in a little over nine months, well below the industry average of 12-18 months.

Siemens VDO Automotive Service & Special Solutions is a business unit of Siemens VDO Automotive and has over 2,600 employees in 80 countries worldwide. It operates separate production and development locations and is present in all relevant distribution channels for its target markets.
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Siemens VDO Automotive is a tier-one supplier of automotive electronic/electrical systems and components with applications covering gasoline and diesel powertrain technologies, safety and chassis systems, body electronics, plus interior products including infotainment systems. Worldwide sales reflecting fiscal year 2003/2004 totaled $11.6 billion (9.0 billion) with 48,068 employees.
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Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $97.389 billion (75.167 billion) in fiscal 2004. Founded more than 150 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Automation and Control, Information and Communications, Lighting, Medical, Power and Transportation.

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