PEORIA, Ill. — Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. has award Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (YRC) with top supplier recognition for OTR tires, the fifth straight year the Japanese tire maker has been so honored
Caterpillar recognized Yokohama's Onomichi, Japan, OTR tire plant with its Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP).
The award recognizes suppliers like Yokohama that have exhibited excellent process control, shown a desire for ongoing continuous improvement and have provided quality products to Caterpillar, YRC said.
"Once again, we're extremely honored to receive Caterpillar's Platinum Level Recertification," said
Andrew Zeisser, director, OE sales, for Yokohama Tire Corp., said, "Earning an award like this five years running from a world-class OEM like Caterpillar is a true testament to Yokohama's global commitment to deliver best-in-class quality products and service."
Yokohama's Onomichi plant produces OE and replacement OTR tires for a wide range of off-road equipment in sizes up to 51 inches in rim diameter.