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ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Receive Award from Caterpillar

Metalcaster Earns Supplier Quality Excellence Process Certification

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Feb. 15, 2010—ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc., the largest non-captive iron foundry in the world, today announced it has been awarded the Bronze Level Supplier Quality Excellence Process certification from Caterpillar Inc. This award was presented to ThyssenKrupp Waupaca in recognition of its commitment to providing the highest levels of products, quality and service to its customers at Caterpillar. 

Under the Supplier Quality Excellence Process, established by Caterpillar in March 2007, nominees undergo a thorough review of process management requirements and must clearly exceed expected supplier capability and performance factors. Award recipients are chosen by a global team comprised of experts in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, logistics and purchasing, and their final decision is based on the review of the nominees in the areas of service, quality and delivery performance.

“ThyssenKrupp Waupaca is honored that Caterpillar has demonstrated its confidence in our company by presenting us with the Bronze Level Supplier Quality Excellence Process Award,” said Gary Gigante, president and CEO of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca. “Caterpillar’s recognition of the quality of work performed by our team during challenging times for our industry is proof of our ongoing commitment to surpass the expectations of our customers.”

ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc., the largest non-captive iron foundry in the world, produces gray and ductile iron castings using state of the art technology. Markets served include automotive, truck, agriculture, construction, hydraulics and a host of other specialties. With headquarters and three plants in Waupaca and one in Marinette, Wisconsin, as well as plants in Marinette, Wisconsin, Tell City, Indiana, and Etowah, Tennessee, the Foundry has approximately 2,900 employees.

ThyssenKrupp USA, Inc. and its subsidiaries account for approximately 17,000 employees and annual sales of USD$6.5 billion in fiscal year 2008/2009. Through its predecessor companies, ThyssenKrupp has been part of the U.S. historical landscape for over 170 years, dating back to 1837 when Alfred Krupp, founder of predecessor company Krupp, provided coin minting machine prototypes to the U.S.

The ThyssenKrupp Group, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a global materials and technology company which consists of eight business areas. In fiscal 2008/2009 the company had annual sales of € 40.5 billion ($54.8 billion) and employed over 187,000.

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