Blachford Acoustics Group is extremely proud to announce that its Cambridge, Ontario location in Canada, Blachford AM Ltd., has been awarded Caterpillar’s Platinum SQEP Certification for the first time. Having previously received Caterpillar Gold in back to back years, it is a great achievement for Blachford AM to receive the highest certification in only their third year of eligibility under Cat’s strict, extensive SQEP Program.
The Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process requirements factor in efforts by almost all departments within a company and help Caterpillar determine a supplier level from Bronze all the way up to Platinum; with Platinum having the strictest targets to meet. To receive the Platinum certification, Blachford AM was allowed a maximum of 10 reject parts per million produced along with a 98% or better on time shipping performance among other metrics.
Blachford’s working partnership with Caterpillar started in the 1970s and continues to expand and grow with parts shipping to over 20 Caterpillar locations worldwide from three different BAG Plants, Blachford AM Ltd, Blachford Inc. and Blachford UK Ltd, in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom respectively.