Blachford Inc. Awarded Caterpillar Platinum for 3rd Year in a Row

For the 3rd year in a row, Blachford Incorporated in West Chicago, IL was awarded Caterpillar Platinum supplier status.  Blachford’s relationship with Caterpillar began over 40 years ago and continues to expand every day.  The Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process requirements take into account work performed by almost every department in the company and help Caterpillar determine a supplier level from Bronze all the way up to Platinum.  Platinum level is the highest and has the strictest requirements.  These include, but are not limited to, having 98% shipping performance or better, 100% of PPAPs completed on time and an allowance of only 10 rejected parts per million produced.

A formal presentation took place at the West Chicago facility on Wednesday March 7th to celebrate another year of Platinum status.  Blachford Inc. ships to over 20 Caterpillar locations worldwide and supplies all Caterpillar divisions.

Blachford Acoustics Group also provides parts to Caterpillar from its Cambridge, Ontario facility (Blachford AM) & Chesterfield, UK (Blachford UK Ltd.) locations.  During their first year as an eligible supplier, Blachford AM was awarded Caterpillar Silver certification and a formal presentation will take place later on this Spring at the facility in Cambridge.


About Blachford Inc.

Blachford Inc. is a business unit of the Blachford Acoustics Group, a leading manufacturer of acoustical and thermal products.  The facility in West Chicago is also home to the Blachford Acoustics Laboratory, which spearheads research and development for the Blachford Acoustics Group.  For additional information about Blachford Inc. or the Blachford Acoustics Group, please visit