Florence, Kentucky, June 9, 2009 – Mazak was recently awarded Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification from Caterpillar, Inc. The occasion marked the first time that Caterpillar has bestowed a machine tool builder with the certification.
Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification results from a comprehensive effort to support the company’s culture of ‘zero-defects’ across its supply base. The prestigious status also requires recipients to exhibit excellent process control, pursue continuous improvement and display strong values and ethical principles in conducting business
ISO 9001:2000 certification is required to be considered for Caterpillar’s certification program, which examines and evaluates a company’s performance via nine distinct modules. Caterpillar retains and examines extensive documentation and measurements to quantify whether a business partner is qualified to receive the Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification.
“We constantly strive to surpass ourselves in terms of the service and support we provide to our customers,” says Brian Papke, President of Mazak. “Receiving this unprecedented honor from Caterpillar validates our efforts. It is always encouraging to have a customer formally recognize our success in meeting their need.”