Timken Receives Award from Raymond

The Timken Company recently was recognized as a certified supplier by The Raymond Corporation, a North American provider of material handling machinery. The award, issued by Raymond’s Parts Distribution Center, acknowledged Timken as an outstanding performer in several supply chain functions including on-time delivery, quality and service.

Since 1996, Raymond’s Parts Distribution Center has rated suppliers’ accuracy and service levels in their material, receiving and accounting departments. Points are awarded in each category, with a maximum of 100 points available. In achieving the certified supplier status, Timken earned a 91.58 score for supplying tapered roller bearings.

“We appreciate Timken’s commitment to serving our parts business,” said Edie Zajac, senior buyer and supplier certification coordinator for Raymond. “For example, they’re new packaging design has saved us time and assembly costs in our operations. That type of customer-focused activity certainly captures the spirit of our supplier certification program.”

“It’s an honor for The Timken Company to be recognized by one of the pre-eminent manufacturers of lift trucks and pallet movers,” said Tom Dwyer, vice president for the company’s off-highway group. “Our organization takes pride in meeting Raymond’s criteria for exceptional service and delivery. It’s part of our renewed focus on customer centricity.”

Headquartered in Greene, New York, The Raymond Corporation produces a variety of material handling equipment including hand pallet trucks, powered pallet trucks, stackers, counterbalanced trucks, orderpickers and lift trucks. Since 1930, the company has developed innovative methods to enhance productivity and efficiency in warehouse operations.

The Timken Company (http://www.timken.com) is an international manufacturer of highly engineered bearings, alloy and specialty steels and components, as well as a provider of related products and services. With operations in 24 countries, the company employs about 18,100 people worldwide and recorded 2001 sales of U.S. $2.4 billion.

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