Commercial Vehicle Group Receives Platinum Supplier Status from Caterpillar

Commercial Vehicle Group announces it has been awarded platinum supplier status by Caterpillar.

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (CVG), a leading supplier of fully integrated system solutions for the global commercial vehicle market, announces that its Electrical Systems facility in Edgewood, IA, has been awarded Platinum status in accordance with Caterpillar Inc.'s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). Only a very small population of Caterpillar's highest-performing suppliers has managed to meet Platinum-level requirements for process capability, quality, continuous improvement, delivery and six-sigma deployment.

Kevin R. L. Frailey, President and General Manager of CVG's Electrical Systems division states, "We are extremely proud of our Edgewood team for their efforts to earn the top rating in Caterpillar's rigorous SQEP program. This award builds on the Bronze level SQEP achievement we attained in 2009 and 2010 at our Agua Prieta facility."

"In its relationship with suppliers, Caterpillar emphasizes collaboration as one of its most important supplier development principles. In the case of this Platinum award, our two companies collaborated successfully, improving our performance and showing that their philosophy works," Frailey adds.

A cross-functional delegation of Caterpillar managers visited Edgewood to present CVG employees with a commemorative plaque recognizing the achievement.