Nissan grants top quality award to German auto supplier Schaeffler

Nissan North America, Inc. recently honored Schaeffler – the global manufacturer of high-precision automotive products and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis applications – with the top quality award for engine systems.

Schaeffler, which has supplied Nissan for three years, manufactures valve lifters and hydraulic lash adjusters for various Nissan engines and vehicles. The company delivered more than 24 million products with zero parts per million (PPM) defective.

“We are honored to be recognized by Nissan for our efforts and dedication to quality,” said Jeff Harris, president, engine systems, Schaeffler Americas. “This award is a result of the hard work of our employees, especially those located at our Cheraw plant, as well as outstanding quality efforts led by Barry Vukoder, vice president, quality, Schaeffler Americas and Kyuha Lee, director, regional key account management, Asian OEMs, Schaeffler.”

Harris and Lee accepted the award on behalf of Schaeffler during an award ceremony held last August in Nashville, according to a press release.

Schaeffler is a recognized development partner for global automakers and suppliers. To serve the North American automotive market, Schaeffler operates development centers in: Troy, Mich.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Wooster, Ohio; and Puebla, Mexico.

The company’s 600 North American engineers and technicians, who are supported by a team of more than 6,700 global R&D engineers, drive development in the region by utilizing state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, computational tools and CAD systems. Schaeffler Automotive has headquarters in Fort Mill and manufacturing facilities in: South Carolina; Missouri; Ohio; Ontario, Canada; Puebla and Irapuato, Mexico. 

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