Platinum Award Winner

Mar 11, 2019 | News

Milton Keynes Pressings Ltd (MKP) is delighted to announce their success in achieving the prestigious Platinum Award for the Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process. Having progressed through the Bronze and Silver Awards over the last 3 years, MKP improved to achieve the highest accolade within this scheme.

MKP achieving the Platinum Award for the CSQE

From Left to Right: Sarju Patel, Tony Montanaro, Mike Read, Terry Heames, Richard Hill, Clive Smith, Tracy Pirie, Lee Sarsfield, Miguel Martuccio

Having been re-certified in January 2018, the official presentation took place at the Caterpillar Perkins facility in Peterborough on April 17th. MKP sent a delegation of Martin Stone, Clive Smith, Richard Hill and Phil Brown to accept the award, with the presentation party consisting of Anna Lee (Quality Director), Dave Thomas (SQEP), Terry Heames (SQEP), Allan Wells (Quality) and Nathan Bland (Commodity Buyer).

The Caterpillar SQEP Award was created as a certification program to recognize those suppliers who demonstrate their commitment to excellence and drive a zero defects culture within their organizations. Suppliers are certified by meeting or exceeding stringent performance standards including product quality and on time delivery.

Mike Read was thrilled with the success; “The growth of MKP was built on excellent customer service and winning awards like this justify our commitment to supplying the best quality components. This award is a credit to the whole workforce whose enthusiastic and committed approach to delivery performance and customer satisfaction ensure we continuously improve, demonstrated by our progress through the Caterpillar SQEP award scheme”.

MKP supplies pressing, fabrication and welded assemblies into the Perkins Peterborough plant, which has the capacity to produce up to 500,000 engines a year in a 125,000 square meter factory. This plant produces the fuel efficient 1200 Series, the powerful 400 Series and the popular 1100 Series. The site contains the latest automated and computer controlled-equipment and is also the base for worldwide research and development of engines up to 7.1 litre. 

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Mike Read (right) accepting the award from Tony Montanaro (left)