Trelleborg Sealing Solutions received the 2022 Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), a “best of the best” honor reserved for components and service suppliers that exceed outlined expectations.
DTNA evaluates suppliers based on a scorecard measuring a supplier’s quality, delivery, technology, and cost performance. The suppliers must also demonstrate dedication to continuous improvement of the quality of their products, support to DTNA, and overall performance.
“It took the hard work of many people at Trelleborg to achieve this prestigious award. We navigated various challenges to get everything set up correctly, including multiple shipping locations, warranty claims, valid quality certificates, and quick responses to questions,” said Jill St. John, sales engineer at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.
“This is a very big accomplishment within DTNA as it recognizes the ‘best of the best’ suppliers. Out of all our suppliers, only about 30 receive the Masters of Quality Award annually, and we are honored by their dedication and partnership,” said Carsten Kirchholtes, general manager of procurement and supply chain management at DTNA.
Trelleborg began supplying DTNA with a custom axel gasket in 2021 and is now at full ramp-up and production. This is the first time Trelleborg has received the Masters of Quality Award.