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Timken gets supplier quality award from Renault

Canton, OH -- The Timken Company has been honoured with a Supplier Quality Award by Renault, a leading European aut...


March 29, 2006
By MRO Magazine

Canton, OH — The Timken Company has been honoured with a Supplier Quality Award by Renault, a leading European auto manufacturer. One of only three companies to receive the award, Timken was selected from among more than 600 Renault parts suppliers worldwide. The award acknowledges Timken’s excellent results in incoming quality and performance in customer satisfaction.

Timken first became a Renault supplier in 2003 and has rapidly increased its business with the automaker since then. Today, Timken supplies Renault with roller finger followers for engine valvetrains and bearings for gearboxes and wheel ends. This is the first year Renault has given this award to suppliers.

“Timken is dedicated to customer service and performance, and we are honoured to receive the Supplier Quality Award,” said Bob Logston, vice president of Timken’s Automotive Group in Europe. “Renault is a valued customer, and we appreciate their decision to recognize us for contributing to their business success.”

The Renault Supplier Quality Award is based on several factors, including parts-per-million quality levels, response to customer needs and responsiveness in case of a quality crisis. Other considerations taken into account by Renault include suppliers’ global presence, size and strategic fit with the objectives of Renault’s purchasing organization.


In addition to Timken, Renault also recognized two Germany-based companies with Supplier Quality Awards: Siemens VDO, a provider of automotive electronics and mechatronics, and Mahle, an engine component supplier.

About Renault

Renault is an international automaker that has acquired a global reach through its alliance with Nissan and acquisitions of Romanian car manufacturer, Dacia, and South Korea’s Samsung Motors.

About The Timken Company

Timken offers innovative ways to make customers’ products run smoother, faster and more efficiently. Its highly engineered bearings, alloy steels and related products and services are based in operations in 27 countries.