“DTNA expects outstanding performance from its suppliers to reinforce its reputation for excellence, and we have always been diligent in maintaining the highest levels of quality,” said Chris Villavarayan, senior vice president and president of global truck for Meritor.
The following Meritor sites received Masters of Quality awards:
- Forest City NC: Rear axles
- Monterrey, Mexico: Front axles
- Sisamex, a joint venture with Quimmco in Monterrey: Two awards for brakes and axles
“This industry-respected recognition from DTNA reinforces Meritor’s drive to create a zero-defect culture,” said Linda Taliaferro, vice president of global quality for Meritor. “We will continue to maintain our focus on quality now and into the future.”
To qualify for a Masters of Quality award, suppliers must have fewer than 50 rejected parts for every 1 million parts shipped to Daimler and achieve an overall supplier score of greater than 94%. The score is a mix of quantitative and qualitative measures based on feedback from Daimler’s engineering, warranty, purchasing and supply chain teams.