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Bendix, Accuride named Masters of Quality by DTNA

Successful Dealer Staff August 4, 2014

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Accuride Corporation are among Daimler Truck North America’s (DTNA) Masters of Quality for their 2013 supplier performance.

Bendix was honored for its manufacturing campus in Huntington, Ind., the first time the facility has been honored by DTNA.

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“We are honored to be recognized by a respected and valued customer like Daimler Trucks North America,” says Mike Pogorelc, plant manager for Bendix at Huntington. “This recognition is an important reflection of our ongoing commitment to the highest quality performance – delivering the best possible products and services for our customers.”

Accuride was honored for its work at two locations; its Camden Operations aluminum wheel plant in Camden, S.C., and Accuride de Mexico steel and aluminum wheel plant in Monterrey, Mexico. This is the third time that Accuride de Mexico has received the award, and the first year for the Camden plant, Accuride says.

“Accuride is honored to again be among the handful of suppliers recognized as Masters of Quality by Daimler Trucks North America for dedicated service to its operations,” says Scott Hazlett, Accuride senior vice president/operations. “Our Monterrey and Camden associates are humbled by this acknowledgement of their commitment to deliver on the metrics that matter to DTNA, and, in the case of our Camden facility, to receive this honor for the first time.

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“These awards reflect Accuride’s dedication to dependable quality, delivery and lead-time performance for our customers, and the adoption of LEAN manufacturing principles to drive continuous improvement across our operations.”

The DTNA Masters of Quality Award, now in its 27th year, is the highest recognition that Daimler Trucks North America gives its suppliers, the company says. Each year, the OE evaluates its more than 1,000 North American suppliers using its EBSC (External Balance Score Card). EBSC values, consisting of more than 100 criteria, score DTNA’s best-performing suppliers against four core categories: quality and warranty, supply, cost, and technology.

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