Awards based on quality, delivery, cost management, technology and overall service performance

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies today announced the recipients of its 2012 Supplier Excellence Achievement Level (SEAL) Awards. The suppliers were selected based on exemplary performance in the areas of quality, delivery, cost management, technology and overall service to Freudenberg-NOK and its manufacturing sites.

The SEAL Awards, now in its fifth year, are divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze levels for chemical and metal suppliers.

Winners of the 2012 SEAL Awards include:

Chemical Raw Materials Suppliers

— Gold: Zeon Chemicals, LP; Louisville, Ky.
— Silver: Cabot Corporation; Boston
— Bronze: Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc.; Akron, Ohio Metal Material Suppliers
— Gold: Headly Manufacturing; Broadview, Ill.
— Silver: Coilplus – North Carolina, Inc.; Greensboro, N.C.
— Bronze: Prospect Machine Products; Prospect, Conn.

“Our SEAL awards are a way to recognize the hard work our metal and chemical suppliers displayed the previous year,” said Matt Portu, vice president supply chain, Freudenberg-NOK. “They exemplify the qualities that Freudenberg-NOK looks for in its partners and we are proud to award them for their outstanding performance in 2012.”

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 – through its Automotive, Merkel, Process Seals and Simrit sales channels – 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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