Last week (1 December 2022),Jingye British Steel’s Special Profiles business was invited to attend the Caterpillar Supplier Excellence recognition ceremony in Dallas, Texas after picking up a top supplier status for the 10th year in a row.
Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.
Special Profiles, which is situated in the North East of England, supplies track shoe profiles to all of Caterpillar’s global manufacturing facilities and has taken part in the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) from its inception.
Special Profiles has been awarded 9 consecutive years at Gold level.
This year, Caterpillar changed their categorisation criteria, resulting in 65% of suppliers no longer achieving the grade as the qualifying criteria became even more demanding. However, Jingye British Steel’s Special Profiles business was awarded the distinction of being ‘Excellent’, the new top category.
David Waine, Commercial Director at Jingye British Steel’s Special Profiles business, said: “To achieve this top SQEP level for 10 consecutive years is a truly remarkable accomplishment – we are the first company worldwide to do so and this is a credit to all who work in the business.”
“We were honoured to attend the event in Dallas, where Caterpillar recognised their top strategic partners. Caterpillar thanked their suppliers, including us, for their commitment to quality and service, which has helped them continue to be the world’s largest supplier of earthmoving and mining equipment.”
Jingye British Steel’s Special Profiles business specialises in supplying asymmetrical complex shapes to a variety of industries including earthmoving and mining, material handling, shipbuilding and construction. The mill in Skinningrove rolls a wide range of high-quality profiles including track shoe，forklift profiles, tophat profiles and crane rail, supplied to demanding applications around the world.