Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Simrit Awarded with Pattonair Gold Standard Award for Performance Excellence

 Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Simrit Awarded with Pattonair Gold Standard
                       Award for Performance Excellence

Dedication by the Lutterworth Service Center key to achievement

PR Newswire

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 17, 2013

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Freudenberg-NOK Sealing
Technologies Simrit has once again received the coveted Gold Supplier Award
for customer service, technical support and delivery performance from
Pattonair, a leading aerospace and defense supply chain service provider
headquartered in the United Kingdom.

This is the third time Freudenberg-NOK has achieved Gold Supplier status with
Pattonair since 2010. This year's recognition was based, in large measure,
upon the outstanding work and support that the company's Lutterworth, U.K.,
Service Center provides to Pattonair. Freudenberg received the award during a
recent Pattonair supplier conference.

"We are pleased to present Freudenberg's industry organization with this
recognition for a third year," said Craig Pilling, commodity director,
Pattonair. "This award represents the hard work and dedication of the
Lutterworth facility, in particular, in supporting Pattonair over the past
year. As a result of this dedication, Pattonair's business has grown and will
continue to grow. The Lutterworth team should take tremendous pride in this

The Gold Standard Award incorporates stringent criteria in key areas including
sustained delivery and quality performance in multiple work stream
environments. Freudenberg's Lutterworth facility has provided critical
engineering and product support to Pattonair since 2008. The facility supports
the sealing needs of aerospace customers in areas engines, landing gear,
wheels and brakes and flight actuation systems.

"We are honored to receive this award from Pattonair as evidence of our
commitment to exceptional customer support in the aerospace industry," said
Sean Morgan, global segment director, Aerospace, Freudenberg-NOK. "We are
driven to help our customers succeed, and we look forward to further growing
our relationship withPattonair by continuing to dedicate ourselves to
outstanding delivery, quality, and technical support in 2014 and beyond."

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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