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YTC Earns Platinum Supplier Distinction from Caterpillar for the Third Consecutive Year

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SANTA ANA, CA (Feb. 19, 2015) – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced today that their off-the-road (OTR) tire factory in Onomichi, Japan, has earned Caterpillar’s 2014 Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). This marks the third consecutive year that Yokohama has been awarded the construction equipment maker’s highest supplier distinction.

“Receiving the Platinum Level Recertification reinforces the commitment we’ve shared with Caterpillar to provide world-class products and service,” said Andrew Zeisser, YTC director, OE Sales. “We are honored to earn the award again and proud to be working with a top-tier company like Caterpillar.”

Caterpillar’s SQEP recognizes breakthrough quality improvements in addition to an on-cost, “zero-defect” supply chain management process. SQEP incorporates international standards designed to help suppliers deliver best-in-class quality and performance.

Yokohama’s Onomichi plant produces OE and replacement OTR tires for a wide range of equipment.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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