Tata Steel take Gold and Silver status as Caterpillar suppliers
Tata Steel receive Gold and Silver certification in Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Programme
Tata Steel have rounded off an award-winning year by receiving Gold and Silver certification in Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Programme (SQEP) for their processing and distribution operation in India and Skinningrove in the UK.
Designed to recognize companies who deliver benchmark levels of service, Caterpillar’s SQEPs have become a watchword for efficiency and effectiveness. 2012 is the third consecutive year that the Skinningrove facility has received a Silver award for its product, but the first time that the Tata Steel Processing and Distribution (TSPDL) unit has received a certification.
Peter Gate, global account manager for Caterpillar at Tata Steel, said: ‘We are overjoyed to once again have received a high level recertification and it demonstrates Tata Steel’s ongoing commitment to working closely with our clients to achieve the best possible results. This is part of a never-ending commitment for us, and the company will be looking to build on these results in the future.’
Gaining certification means that Tata Steel have met prescribed criteria on quality and delivery performance as well as demonstrating their ability to continuously improve processes.
TSPDL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, with eight large processing units, 15 sales locations and a host of partners including external processing agencies, suppliers, retailers and other stakeholders. Today TSPDL is India’s largest steel service organization.