Blachford Acoustics Group’s relationship with Caterpillar began over 40 years ago at the West Chicago location, Blachford Inc. and has since expanded to Blachford AM Ltd. (Canada) and Blachford UK Ltd (United Kingdom).
During the first year as an eligible supplier, Blachford AM Ltd. was awarded Caterpillar Gold certification. A formal presentation took place on Tuesday, April 9th at the facility in Cambridge, Ontario and Caterpillar’s Supplier Development Engineer, Rich Gerberding was on hand to present the award.
The Cambridge team has been working diligently as a supplier to meet the requirements of the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process which factors in almost every department to determine a supplier certification level from Bronze all the way up to Platinum. Gold is the 2nd highest certification achievable and is a magnificent achievement in the first year of eligibility.
To receive the Gold Certification, our team had to meet rigorous requirements such as having 97% or better shipping performance, 100% of PPAPs completed on time and adhering to an allowance of 50 rejected parts per million produced at the facility. Blachford AM Ltd. ships to several Caterpillar locations worldwide.
About Blachford AM Ltd.
Blachford AM Ltd. is a business unit of the Blachford Acoustics Group, a leading manufacturer of acoustical and thermal products. The facility in Cambridge, Ontario specializes in molded fiberglass products including headliners, engine covers and trim panels. For additional information about Blachford AM Ltd. or the Blachford Acoustics Group, please visit http://www.blachfordacoustics.com/.