Automotive - 2010-04-15
On March 19, PSA Peugeot Citroen, second largest automotive manufacturer in Europe, held its suppliers’ day in Poissy, France. This event brought together the group’s 300 leading suppliers, representing around 90% of the total group supplies.
As one of the only 14 awarded suppliers in five areas (quality, innovation, replacement parts, economical performance and sustainable development), NSK was honoured and received a prestigious award from PSA, rewarding outstanding performance in quality.
Mr Jean-Christophe Quémard, PSA Executive Vice President and Purchasing Manager, commented on NSK achievement during the ceremony: “A production quality award also goes to our Japanese supplier NSK, which has been supplying bearings since 2003. Its quality record is exceptional since its first part supplied: less than 1 PPM for 6 consecutive years. Whether in development or production, NSK performance is remarkable and recognised as a technical benchmark. Congratulations.”
This award is the result of the strong relationship developed along the years with PSA together with NSK continuous efforts in achieving the high quality standards set by the car manufacturer. In this particular instance, NSK performance in quality can largely be attributed to the close coordination with the manufacturing locations, Peterlee, England, for wheel hub units and Saitama, Japan, for tapered roller bearings for transmission applications.
NSK European Automotive Business Unit (EABU) started working with PSA in 1998. The first major project followed in 2000, and mass production deliveries in 2003. Currently, NSK supplies bearings for chassis and drive train for various PSA car models as well as light commercial vehicles and is proud to be involved in the development of future vehicles.
As a strategic partner to top automakers and suppliers around the world, NSK provide solutions that offer higher performance in a compact space. Intelligent steering systems, rolling bearings for drive train, engines and accessories – our products ensure efficient fuel consumption and enhanced active and passive safety in vehicles.
Our goal: Being number one in Total Quality
Continously optimising production processes, delivering innovative products in perfect quality, expanding the range of services, NSK strives every day towards continous improvement, because as a leading supplier in the field of Motion & Control we are determined to achieve our goal: Being number one in Total Quality.