TROY, Mich. (July 25, 2017) ̶ Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has received the prestigious 2016 Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks North America. Meritor supplies front and rear axles, drivelines and brakes for Daimler’s Freightliner and Western Star brands from four facilities in North America.
To qualify for the 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 percent. The score is a mix of quantitative and qualitative measures based on feedback from Daimler’s engineering, warranty, purchasing and supply chain.
Six of the 48 plants receiving the awards are Meritor facilities. The company’s sites in Escobedo and Monterrey, Mexico have earned the award eight times. South Carolina plants in Manning and York have received the recognition four and three times, respectively.
“By working continuously to improve product quality, each of our four facilities is contributing to Daimler’s reputation for delivering high-quality trucks to the North America market,” said Chris Villavarayan, senior vice president and president, Americas for Meritor. Linda Taliaferro, vice president, Quality for Meritor added: “Our plants have received Daimler’s widely respected award multiple times, reinforcing our focus on quality as we continue to build a zero-defect culture at Meritor.”
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR.