Yokohama Tire Receives Award from Caterpillar

Yokohama Tire Corp. has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award for the seventh consecutive year.

The award-Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP)-went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan. The plant produces OE and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tires for a wide range of equipment.

Caterpillar’s SQEP award distinguishes suppliers like Yokohama that have exhibited excellent process control, shown a desire for ongoing continuous improvement and have provided quality products to Caterpillar, according to the company.

“It’s quite a tribute for Yokohama to be recognized by Caterpillar for the seventh straight year,” said Bruce Besancon, YTC vice president of OTR sales. “Caterpillar is an esteemed, world-class OEM and earning their Platinum Level Recertification is a high honor. It’s an acknowledgement of Yokohama’s continued global commitment to deliver best-in-class quality products and service.”

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