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Yokohama Tire Earns Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar for the 6th Consecutive Year

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April 4, 2018 - For the sixth straight year, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award: The Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). The award went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan, which produces OE and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tires for a wide range of equipment.

Caterpillar’s SQEP award recognizes suppliers like Yokohama that have exhibited excellent process control, shown a desire for ongoing continuous improvement and have provided quality products to Caterpillar.

“To be recognized by a world-class OEM like Caterpillar for six years-in-a-row is extremely gratifying and truly an honor,” said Bruce Besancon, YTC vice president of OTR sales. “Earning Caterpillar’s Platinum Level Recertification is a tribute to Yokohama’s continued global commitment to deliver best-in-class quality products and service.”

For more information on Yokohama’s OTR tires and programs, visit


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