Automatic SMP Receives Quality Excellence Process Certification from Caterpillar

A Member of the Doncasters Group Fastener Division, Automatic SMP Demonstrates Exceptional Dedication to Quality and Delivery

DECATUR, AL, Jul. 28, 2014 — Automatic Screw Machine Products (Automatic SMP), a leading manufacturer of internally threaded fasteners and precision machined components for critical, high temperature applications in the diesel engine, heavy equipment, aerospace and other demanding markets, has achieved platinum level certification as part of Caterpillar Inc.’s Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP).

Caterpillar created the Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) to recognize those suppliers who demonstrate their commitment to excellence, and commit to achieving a “zero defects” culture within their organizations. Certification levels include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, reflected in order of increasing difficulty. Suppliers are certified through SQEP by meeting or exceeding Caterpillar’s stringent supplier performance standards, such as product quality and shipping performance, which are measured over the course of a calendar year.

According to Ken Cartelli, “This Platinum Level Certification underscores Automatic SMP’s appreciation and understanding of what it takes to become a world-class supplier. We are honored to work with Caterpillar in creating a culture dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in terms of quality and delivery.”

Established in 1914, ASMP is a world-renowned manufacturer of internally threaded fasteners and precision machined components. The company specializes in free spinning nuts and lock nuts for the aerospace market and industrial enterprises that require critical engineered fasteners. As part of the Doncasters Fastener Systems Division, ASMP offers its customers a combination of robust manufacturing processes, proven quality systems, low cost in-country sourcing and cost effective supply chain logistics. Customers routinely classify ASMP as a strategic long term partner to engage their expertise in inventory and supply base management initiatives.

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