5 March, 2015
Murata Machinery, Ltd. Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award
Kyoto, Japan, March 4, 2015 – Murata Machinery, Ltd. has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2014. This supplier has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Murata Machinery, Ltd. is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with automated material handling systems - hoist vehicles and stockers, deemed essential to Intel’s success.
“It is our privilege to receive such an honorable award for the first time since we acquired Asyst Technologies 5 years ago. This would not be possible without the tremendous support and instructions that Intel has given us during this period. With a sincere feeling of gratitude, we commit to keep making improvements further,” said Daisuke Murata, President, Murata Machinery, Ltd..
“Congratulations to Murata Machinery (Muratec) on achieving their 1st Preferred Quality Supplier award. Murata Machinery (Muratec) has demonstrated breakthrough performance in the areas of transport leadership, technology development in areas such as storage, Inter and Intra building transport, and an agility & flexibility in managing multiple projects and priorities. They are deserving of this prestigious award and we look forward to building on this success in the years to come,” said Robert Rivera, Director GSM MA.
The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://intel.com/go/quality.
A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed “Innovating to Deliver Smart and Connected Devices”, which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2014. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at http://intel.com.
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