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NSK Corporation in Ann Arbor, Mich., announced April 8 that NSK Americas Technical Center and Indianapolis Distribution Center was recently awarded United Technologies Corporation's (UTC) Supplier Gold status. This award is in recognition of NSK's outstanding performance in superior quality, delivery, customer support, value, flexibility and lean practices.
The UTC Supplier Gold award recognizes companies that deliver overall superior world class performance. The criteria used to evaluate suppliers for this award focuses on: best in class quality, 100 percent on-time product delivery, value, technical and business support services and superior lean & 6S practices throughout the organization.
"NSK is honored to be recognized by United Technologies 'Supplier Gold' status. Sullair management's endorsement of NSK reflects the work performed with Sullair as a Supplier Gold candidate. NSK's engagement with our customer through value stream mapping and other iterative activities highlighted NSK's lean principles throughout our business," said Brian Lindsay, president and chief operating officer of NSK Americas.
Established in 1916 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, NSK is a world-class manufacturer of motion and control products, leading the industry with superior quality, engineering research and technical innovation. NSK produces and distributes a wide range of rolling element bearings, linear motion and automotive component products for a variety of applications.