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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Announces Supplier Excellence Achievement Award Winners

Quality awards for best suppliers of chemical raw material and metal suppliers bestowed for sixth year

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies announced the recipients of its 2013 Supplier Excellence Achievement Level (SEAL) Awards today.

The SEAL Awards, now in its sixth year, are divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze levels for chemical and metal suppliers. To determine winners of each level, a supplier performance scorecard is used to rank each supplier in the areas of quality, delivery, cost management, technology and overall service to Freudenberg-NOK and its manufacturing sites.

Winners of the 2013 SEAL Awards include:

Chemical Raw Material Suppliers:

  • Gold: Zeon Chemicals LP (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Silver: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DuPont Performance Polymers (Wilmington, Delaware)
  • Bronze: Cabot Corporation (Boston)

Metal & Metal Fabrication Suppliers:

  • Gold: American Steel and Aluminum LLC (Auburn, Massachusetts)
  • Silver: Prospect Machine Products Inc. (Prospect, Connecticut)
  • Bronze: Combined Metals of Chicago (Bellwood, Illinois) and Elgiloy Specialty Metals (Hampshire, Illinois)

"Through these awards we acknowledge that our performance is closely tied to the service levels of our key supply partners," said Matthew Portu, Senior Vice President of Global Purchasing, Freudenberg-NOK. "The award winners exemplify the qualities that Freudenberg-NOK looks for in its partners and we are proud to recognize them for their outstanding performance in 2013."

About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is the Americas joint venture between Freudenberg and Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan. Freudenberg-NOK is a leading producer of advanced sealing technologies for a variety of markets including: aerospace; agriculture; appliance; automotive; construction; diesel engine; energy; food and beverage; heavy industry; and pharmaceutical. Founded in 1989 under the legal name Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, Freudenberg-NOK is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. and operates more than 20 facilities across the Americas. For additional information, please visit

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