Daifuku Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Monday, March 9, 2015

Daifuku Co., Ltd. has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2014. This supplier has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Daifuku is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with automated material handling systems, deemed essential to Intel’s success. 
“Once again, we are honored to be awarded the prestigious PQS Award by Intel Corporation. We thank Intel Corporation for its tremendous support as we strive for continuous improvements and innovation. As this is our fourth award from Intel Corporation in the last six years, I would like to show gratitude to all Daifuku associates around the world for their hard work," said Susumu Moriya, Director and General Manager of Cleanroom Automation.
“Congratulations to Daifuku on achieving the Preferred Quality Supplier award. Daifuku has demonstrated breakthrough performance in the areas of project execution, advanced technology developments, and delivering to aggressive affordability goals. They are clearly deserving of this prestigious award,” said Robert Rivera, Director GSM MA.
The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://intel.com/go/quality. 
A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed “Innovating to Deliver Smart and Connected Devices”, which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2014. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at http://intel.com.
About Daifuku
Daifuku Co., Ltd. is the world’s leading material handling equipment manufacturer with an annual sales of over US$2.3 billion, providing solutions for the manufacturing, distribution, cleanroom, automotive, aviation and other industries. Founded in 1937, Daifuku currently has more than 60 subsidiaries around the world.
For further information, please visit Daifuku's website at http://www.daifuku.com/.
Daifuku North America Holding Company, a US subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, with sales and manufacturing locations throughout the continent. It is comprised of Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services, Inc. (ELS), and Wynright Corporation and is a global leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of innovative material handling technology such as automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems and airport maintenance services. Daifuku North America specializes in integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries.
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