Mar 17, 2008

Daifuku Co., Ltd. Receives Intel's
Preferred Quality Supplier Award

March 17, 2008

OSAKA, Japan, March 17, 2008 ー Daifuku Co., Ltd. was named a recipient of Intel Corporationʼs 2007 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for outstanding performance in providing products and services deemed essential to Intelʼs success. The company is awarded for its efforts supplying Intel with automated material handling systems. Daifuku Co., Ltd. and 34 additional PQS award winners will be honored at a celebration in Burlingame, California on March 18.

“We are happy to once again be considered a Preferred Quality Supplier by Intel, a world leader in high technology. We are grateful for Intelʼs support as we meet new challenges and strive to continuously improve. I congratulate my Daifuku associates around the world for earning a third consecutive PQS award,” said Katsumi Takeuchi, president and CEO, Daifuku Co., Ltd.

“Congratulations to Daifuku for being awarded Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier award. Daifukuʼs commitment to cost of ownership improvements, quality, and innovation has helped enable Intelʼs product roadmap,” said David Bloss, director, Technology Manufacturing Engineering Automation, Intel Corporation. “They are clearly deserving of this prestigious award.”

The PQS awards are part of Intelʼs Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) process that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Suppliers must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan and a quality systems assessment. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at

Intel will also recognize PQS award winners with an advertisement in the U.S., Europe and Asia editions of The Wall Street Journal on March 18, 2008.

About Daifuku Co., Ltd.
Daifuku Co., Ltd. is the worldʼs most advanced supplier of automated material handling systems (AMHS) and software to the semiconductor, automotive, and general industry markets. Daifuku is headquartered in Osaka, Japan, with sales and service offices throughout the world.

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