Bergstrom Inc. receives bronze level Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process recertification

September 13, 2010

Bergstrom Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that its Asian-Pacific operation in Changzhuo, China (bergstromchina.com) has been re-certified for the third time as a bronze level Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) facility by Caterpillar, Inc.

The recertification demonstrates Bergstrom’s strong values and ethical principles in conducting business, and its commitment to collaborate with Caterpillar’s objective to implement a culture for "zero-defects” across its supply base. Bergstrom’s facilities in Ystrad Mynach, Wales (www.bergstrominc.com/Europe), Rockford, Ill. and Joliet, Ill. are also certified by Caterpillar.

"We are honored that Caterpillar has once again recognized Bergstrom with the prestigious Supplier Quality Excellence Process award,” said Jack Shaffer, President and COO of Bergstrom, Inc. "We view the certification of all three of our global facilities as tremendous affirmation of our work together and our dedication to continuous improvement and quality.”

The Supplier Quality Excellence Process is a rigorous program that requires demonstrated process control capability and Six Sigma discipline in driving continuous improvement. SQEP certification validates Bergstrom’s understanding of Caterpillar’s expectations of a world-class supply base and its commitment to delivering the highest level of quality in products and services.

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