Daimler Truck North America Honors 48 Masters of Quality

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 19, 2017 – Daimler Truck North America announced today the 48 recipients of its 2016 Masters of Quality Supplier Award. The recipients are being recognized as top quality supplier of components and services for the Freightliner and Western Star brands.

The annual program, now in its 30th year, recognizes outstanding suppliers that have received high scores on their quality, delivery, technology and cost performance as measured on a Balanced Scorecard basis. These suppliers demonstrate an on-going commitment to continuously improving the quality of their products, support to DTNA and overall performance of their businesses.

“2016 was a great year for Daimler Truck North America overall. We were able to build nearly 146,000 vehicles, our class 8 market share reached the 40% mark and we were able to successfully launch our Cascadia. Our suppliers play a significant role in our success as they work in partnership with many departments of Daimler Truck North America to help the company meet its goals,” said Jeff Allen, Senior Vice President, Production, Quality and Specialty Vehicles. “The Masters of Quality award winners represent the ‘best of the best’ amongst our suppliers; we really appreciate their hard work and commitment since they are a key element to our enduring success.”

General Manager of Quality and Supplier Management Paul Romanaggi also congratulated the winners stating, “In 2016, our Masters of Quality suppliers ensured on-time delivery of quality parts to our manufacturing plants day after day. As a result, we were able to provide our customers with the best value and significant competitive advantages of our products, due in part to the level of excellence provided by our Masters of Quality suppliers.”

Topping the list for 2016 was Consolidated MetCo Inc. and its wheel and hub Plant in Monroe, North Carolina. This ConMet facility has received the award for 27 out of 30 years. 

The complete list of Masters of Quality award winners is as follows:


27-year Recipient


Consolidated Metco, Inc.      

Monroe, North Carolina        

19-year Recipient

Julian Electric, Inc.                  

Westmont, Illinois

18-year Recipient

Axalta Coating Systems                       

Front Royal, Virginia

14-year Recipient

Consolidated Metal Products, Inc.     

Cincinnati, Ohio

13-year Recipient

ConMet de México, S.A. de C.V.

Ciénega de Flores, Nuevo León

12-year Recipient

Ingeniería y Maquinaría de Guadalupe S.A. de C.V.          

Castaños, Coahuila

9-year recipient

Continental Automotive Guadalajara México, S.A. de C.V.

Tlaquepaque, Jalisco

8-year recipients

Meritor México, S. de R.L. de C.V. (SISAMEX)   

General Escobedo, Nuevo León

Meritor México, S. de R.L. de C.V. (SISAMEX)   

General Escobedo, Nuevo León

7-year recipients

Consolidated Metco, Inc.      

Etowah, Tennessee

Progressive Metal Manufacturing Company    

Ferndale, Michigan

Meritor México, S. de R.L. de C.V. (SISAMEX)   

General Escobedo, Nuevo León


Grandville, Michigan

6-year recipients

R.A Phillips Industries de México, S. de R.L. de C.V           

Arteaga, Coahuila

CMP PRATSA, S.A. de C.V.     

Guadalajara, Jalisco

Multillantas y Servicios Grimaldi, S.A. de C.V.         

Saltillo, Coahuila

Continental Automotive Guadalajara México, S.A. de C.V.

Tlaquepaque, Jalisco

Fifth-year recipients

Donaldson Company, Inc.     

Frankfort, Indiana    

Kontane Logistics     

Statesville, North Carolina    

Gates de México S.A. de C.V.              

Toluca, Estado de México

Parker Hannifin de México, S.A. de C.V.              

Toluca,         Estado de México

Fourth-year recipients

BorgWarner Thermal Systems                    

Cadillac, Michigan

Donaldson Company, Inc.                    

Cresco, Iowa

Donaldson Company, Inc.     

Greeneville, Tennessee


Manning, South Carolina

Hendrickson Spring México, S. de R.L. de C.V.         

Piedras Negras, Coahuila

Rockford Toolcraft, Inc.        

Rockford, Illinois

SAG-Mecasa, S.A. de C.V.     

Tlalnepantla, Estado de México         

Cummins Engine Company                  

Whitakers, North Carolina

Third-year recipients

BASF Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. 

Ciudad de México, México   

BorgWarner Thermal Systems                    

Fletcher, North Carolina

Superior Cam, Inc.   

Madison Heights, Michigan

Rassini Suspensiones, S.A. de C.V.      

Piedras Negras, Coahuila

Julian Electric de México, S. de R.L. de C.V.         

Saltillo, Coahuila

Donaldson, S.A de C.V.          

San Francisco De Los Romo, Aguascalientes

Contitech Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. (AIR SPRING SYSTEMS)    

San Luis Potosi

Trelleborg Automotive Mexico, S.A. de C.V.         

Toluca, Estado de México


York, South Carolina

Second-year recipients

CK Technologies       

Brownsville, Texas

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems       

Hebron, Kentucky

Fluid Handling Technology (Inc.)         

Indianapolis, Indiana

SAG-Mecasa, S.A. de C.V.     

Santa Catarina, Nuevo León

First year recipients

Green Alternative Systems    

Chino, California

ConMet de México, S.A. de C.V.         

Ciénega de Flores, Nuevo León

Meritor Manufacturing de México S.A de C.V.         

Ciénega de Flores, Nuevo León

DENSO International America             

Southfield, Michigan

ConMet Vancouver Warehouse         

Vancouver, Washington

Vitro Automotriz Planta Crinamex, S.A. de C.V. 

Xalostoc, Estado de México


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