Bergstrom's Rockford facility receives bronze level Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process recertification

May 7, 2015

For the sixth time, Bergstrom Inc.’s Rockford BCS facility has been re-certified as a bronze level Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) facility by Caterpillar, Inc.

The prestigious recertification is a testament to 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 and Changzhuo, China are also certified by Caterpillar.

"Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process provides the means for recognizing supplier quality excellence while clearly communicating expectations for a world-class supply base,” 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. This process combines industry-proven quality system and process management requirements from ISO/TS16949:2002 with demonstrated results to ensure supplier capability and performance.

The recognition is awarded annually and comes in levels of bronze, silver, gold and platinum, reflected in order of increasing difficulty.

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