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Goodyear, Michelin earn PACCAR quality awards

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Medium truck producer PACCAR Inc. has recognized Goodyear and Group Michelin with “10 PPM Supplier Quality” awards for 2017 for their “outstanding commitment” to quality.

Goodyear and Michelin were the only two tire makers’ among the 216 supplier companies honored by PACCAR for 2017.

Paccar recognized Michelin for the efforts of two its plants — in Greenville, S.C., and Rio de Janerio, Brazil — and Goodyear for its operation in Americana, Brazil.

Bellevue-based PACCAR produces trucks under the DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt brands. To be recognized with the company’s supplier quality award, a company must operate near defect-free — 10 or fewer defective parts for every million parts shipped to PACCAR.

The suppliers also must meet performance criteria for on-time delivery and support of PACCAR’s operating divisions and their customers. The award also takes into consideration final customer satisfaction.

“With trucking being the lifeblood of the economy, our suppliers must share our cornerstone belief in quality and innovation,” Debbie Poppas, PACCAR vice president of supplier quality, said.

Michelin North America was singled out for achieving zero defects, PACCAR said.

“At Michelin, we take pride in providing the highest quality commercial-truck tires to our customers,” said Scott Clark, chairman and president of Michelin North America, who called the award a “reflection of our ongoing commitment to provide outstanding customer service that matches the quality of our products.”

Alligator Ventilfabrik G.m.b.H. of Giengen, Germany, a producer of tire valves, also was recognized.

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