Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit's Tillsonburg, Facility Earns Supplier Gold Four Years in a Row

  Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Simrit's Tillsonburg, Facility Earns
                      Supplier Gold Four Years in a Row

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Oct. 10, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Freudenberg-NOK Sealing
Technologies' Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada facility was recently awarded
United Technologies Corporation's (UTC) Supplier Gold status for its
exceptional work in delivery, quality, lean practices and customer support.
The plant is unique among UTC suppliers in receiving the award for the fourth
consecutive year.

The Tillsonburg plant is one of two company operations handling
Freudenberg-NOK Simrit's aerospace business. It supplies aerodynamic seals to
UTC's Pratt and Whitney Canada (PWC).

Earlier in the year, Freudenberg-NOK's Santa Ana, Calif., plant was honored
for the first time with UTC Supplier Gold status. Freudenberg-NOK is the only
sealing company to have multiple sites awarded.

"I am very grateful we have facilities like Tillsonburg that consistently
excel in superior supplier practices," said Vinay Nilkanth, vice president of
global sales, aerospace, Freudenberg-NOK. "I thank UTC for recognizing
Tillsonburg as one of the best and most efficient plants in the aerospace
industry. There are over 55,000 PWC engines flying worldwide today and we are
proud our seals can be found in every one."

Supplier Gold status is the highest level of supplier achievement used by UTC
and is awarded to businesses that meet these five criteria: excellent customer
service, on-time product delivery, best-in-class quality, cost, and use of
lean practices throughout operations. This award was established to help
promote and facilitate exceptional supplier practices and performance of the
more than 50,000 suppliers they do business with.

Freudenberg-NOK's Nadcap-approved Tillsonburg facility has more than 30 years
of experience in designing and manufacturing aerodynamic seals and sealing
products including engine seals, thrust reverser seals, and door and window
seals, for commercial aircraft and jet engines. The facility is AS9100
Revision C quality management certified including design for the aerospace

"In this industry, quality and experience are crucial to a successful and
sustainable business," said John Vettor, Lead Center manager, Tillsonburg.
"UTC's recognition these past four years has motivated our employees to push
harder to achieve excellence and improve our manufacturing practices. I am
extremely proud of my team."

About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is the Americas joint venture between
Freudenberg and Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan. Freudenberg-NOK is a
leading producer – through its Automotive, Merkel, Process Seals and Simrit
sales channels – of advanced sealing technologies for a variety of markets
including: aerospace; agriculture; appliance; automotive; construction;
diesel engine; energy; food and beverage; heavy industry; and pharmaceutical.
Founded in 1989 under the legal name Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership,
Freudenberg-NOK is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. and operates more than 20
facilities across the Americas. For additional information, please visit

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