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11 March, 2016

Murata Machinery, Ltd. Receives Intelís Preferred Quality Supplier Award


Kyoto, Japan, March 10, 2016 – Murata Machinery, Ltd. has been recognized as one of 26 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2015. Murata Machinery, Ltd. 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 this honorable award for the second consecutive year. This would not be possible without the continuing strong support given by Intel to us. Keeping a sincere feeling of gratitude in mind, we commit to keep making further improvements.  Daisuke Murata, President & CEO

“Congratulations to Murata on achieving their second consecutive Preferred Quality Supplier award. Murata has cemented their leadership in the transport technology area, demonstrated a can-do attitude in managing multiple projects and priorities, and extended their leading edge solutions to deliver competitive cost solutions," said Robert Rivera, director of Global Supply Management at Intel. "They are deserving of this prestigious award and we look forward to building on this success in the years to come.”

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
A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed “Delivering the Future Together”, which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2015. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at


About Murata Machinery, Ltd.
 Murata Machinery (Muratec) is a worldwide leader and solution provider for transportation and storage systems in semiconductor manufacturing and other manufacturing or distribution industries. Muratec also manufactures machinery and equipment such as Textile Machinery, Machine Tools, Sheet Metal Machinery, and Communication Equipment.


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