Dayco’s Plants in China Earn Caterpillar Quality Award
Dayco Products LLC has two manufacturing plants in Wujiang, China, and both have been named recipients of the Silver Supplier Certification as part of Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP).
This award recognizes suppliers that have achieved Caterpillar Quality Management System supplier certification, which includes suppliers’ commitment to providing exceptional service, quality and delivery performance on an ongoing basis.
“Dayco’s Associates in Wujiang are committed to achieving customer satisfaction by designing quality into our products and systems, and that is apparent in the receipt of this award from Caterpillar for the second straight year,” says John Bohenick, chief executive officer for Dayco.
“Our investments in China are a big step forward in our goal of fully supporting Caterpillar, as well as other partners, in this growing market. We thank Caterpillar for recognizing our ability to deliver high-quality products with reliable processes driven and backed by an organization with a zero defect mindset.”
Through demonstrated results, Dayco has exhibited excellent process control, has shown a desire for ongoing continuous improvement, and has provided quality products to their Caterpillar customers, according to Caterpillar. From Wujiang, Dayco supplies PV belts, belt tensioners and idler pulleys to Caterpillar for its 1100 and 1200 series engines, along with industry-leading technical and sales support.
“Our focus is on driving innovation to meet Caterpillar’s need for increased durability to reduce downtime and operating costs,” says Charlie Qiu, President for Dayco in China. “As a global engine components manufacturer, we will continue to leverage our resources worldwide to provide the best service and products available to support Caterpillar’s growth in China.”
Opened in 2011 as Dayco’s first belt manufacturing plant in China, the Wujiang plant manufactures a wide range of engine timing belts and accessory PV belts for use in automotive and industrial end-markets, including advanced technology timing belt-in-oil systems and long-life PV belts for demanding industrial applications.
In August 2012, Dayco expanded its presence in Wujiang with the openings of its idler pulley and belt tensioner plant. Since, Dayco’s position in China has become an important part of its growth strategy. Dayco Associates in China continue developing strong relationships with both OE customers and aftermarket distributors while strengthening the Dayco brand in China.
In May 2015, the plants in Wujiang were awarded the Silver Supplier Certification from Caterpillar. And in September 2015, the Dayco belt tensioner, pulley and damper manufacturing plant in Ivrea, Italy, was also awarded the Gold Supplier Certification from Caterpillar. Most recently in June 2016, Dayco’s Manresa, Spain, pulley and bearing cap manufacturing plant was also awarded Gold Supplier Certification from Caterpillar.
Dayco researches, designs, manufactures and distributes essential engine products, drive systems and services for automobiles, trucks, construction, agriculture and industry.