Mar 10, 2016

Daifuku Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Osaka, Japan, March 10, 2016 – Daifuku Co., Ltd. has been recognized as one of 26 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2015. Daifuku has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Daifuku is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with Automated Material Handling Systems, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

"We are honored to be awarded the prestigious PQS Award by Intel.  We thank Intel for its tremendous support as we strive for continuous improvements and innovation.  As this is our fifth PQS award in the last six years, I would like to thank all Daifuku associates around the world for their hard work," said Seiji Sato, Director and Managing Officer

“Congratulations to Daifuku on achieving their third consecutive Preferred Quality Supplier award in recognition of partnering effectively with Intel on solutions to extend Moore’s Law," said Robert Rivera director of Global Supply Management at Intel. "Daifuku has met or exceeded their commitments in project execution, and they are clearly deserving of this prestigious award.”

The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program 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, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://intel.com/go/quality.

A celebration to honor PQS award winners was held in Santa Clara, California themed “Delivering the Future Together”, which illustrates the contributions this supplier has made in 2015. In addition, there was an announcement on Intel’s website at https://newsroom.intel.com/.

About Daifuku

Daifuku Co., Ltd. is the world’s most advanced supplier of automated material handling systems (AMHS) and software to the semiconductor and LCD, automotive, airport and other markets.  Daifuku is headquartered in Osaka, Japan, with factories and offices in 22 countries and regions.

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