Freudenberg-NOK's Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada Facility Awarded 3M Supplier Excellence Award

 Freudenberg-NOK's Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada Facility Awarded 3M Supplier
                               Excellence Award

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Oct. 16, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of its
commitment to quality and service excellence, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing
Technologies Simrit's Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada facility was recently
recognized by 3M for its superior performance in 2012. This is the third time
Freudenberg-NOK has received this honor, which is based on 3M's TQRDC Supplier
Metrics (Technology / Quality / Responsiveness / Delivery / Cost).

The Superior Performance Award recognizes 3M suppliers who go above and beyond
traditional performance and quality standards. Tillsonburg was awarded the
Superior Performance award for 2012 and has achieved this level of performance
every year since 2006. During this time, Freudenberg-NOK's scores have
exceeded 95 percent and, since 2010, have exceeded 98 percent.

"We are honored to be recognized again for our hard work and performance in
2012," said John Vettor, Lead Center Manager, Tillsonburg. "This award
validates the efforts that our entire team has shown and provides an excellent
benchmark for the next year."

The ISO9001-approved Tillsonburg plant designs and manufactures low pressure
seals for a variety of markets, including aerospace, appliance, energy and
electrical, with a special focus on applications in extreme temperature,
electrical and environmental situations. The facility was recently awarded
United Technologies Corp.'s Supplier Gold status for its outstanding
performance in delivery, quality, lean practices and customer support for the
fourth consecutive year. The plant is also certified to the AS9100 Revision C
quality management system including design for the aerospace industry and is
Nadcap approved.

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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