Simrit Division of Freudenberg-NOK Earns United Technologies Corp. Supplier Gold Award



    
    Honor awarded to Simrit's Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada facility for
    supplier excellence




    
    PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 10 /CNW/ -- In recognition of its outstanding
performance in delivery, quality, lean practices and customer support,
Simrit's Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada facility was recently awarded United
Technologies Corp.'s (UTC) Supplier Gold status. Part of the Simrit Division
of Freudenberg-NOK, the Tillsonburg facility manufactures and supplies
aerospace sealing solutions to UTC's Pratt & Whitney Canada.

    "It's a great honor to be recognized by UTC for our dedication to
providing superior products and services," said Vinay Nilkanth, vice president
of global aerospace sales, Simrit. "At Simrit, we strive to offer exceptional
customer service, as well as quality products that impeccably fit our
customers' needs."

    The Supplier Gold award recognizes companies that offer superior
performance. The four criteria that are used to evaluate suppliers for this
award include: excellent customer service; on-time product delivery;
best-in-class quality for the last 12 months; and use of lean practices
throughout operations. Simrit's Tillsonburg facility is one of the first UTC
seal suppliers to be awarded Supplier Gold status and is currently one of only
14 Pratt & Whitney Canada suppliers that have received this honor.

    "The Tillsonburg facility was fast-tracked through the Supplier Gold
approval process, having met most of the supplier goals and requirements,"
Nilkanth said.

    "The UTC Supplier Gold award was established to develop a standard across
our suppliers, while recognizing them for business excellence. We thank Simrit
for the first-class performance it has delivered to Pratt & Whitney Canada,"
said Sam Abdelmalek, vice president of supply management, Pratt & Whitney
Canada. "Our strong business relationship creates win-win opportunities for
both UTC and Simrit."

    Simrit's award of the Supplier Gold status is a milestone in the
company's global journey. At the Paris Airshow in July 2009, Simrit announced
its new global approach to the aerospace market and this award further
reinforces the company's desire to become a key player in this market.

    The Simrit Division is based at Freudenberg-NOK's headquarters in
Plymouth, Mich., and is part of the Freudenberg and NOK Group, which has total
annual sales of more than $12 billion. Simrit offers an extensive portfolio of
sealing solutions for the aerospace, appliance, energy, heavy duty truck,
industrial, marine, mobile machinery, recreational vehicle and semiconductor
markets.
    

    For more information, visit the Simrit website at www.simrit.com.



    




For further information:

For further information: Adriana Ferrari, aferrari@bianchipr.com, or Jim
Bianchi, jbianchi@bianchipr.com, both of Bianchi Public Relations,
+1-248-269-1122,; or Tim Lomax, Simrit, +1-734-354-5336, tim.lomax@simrit.us
Web Site: http://www.simrit.com/international

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