Yokohama Earns Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar for the Sixth Consecutive Year

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For the sixth straight year, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award: The Platinum Level Recertification in its Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP). The award went to Yokohama’s factory in Onomichi, Japan, which produces OE and replacement off-the-road (OTR) tires for a wide range of equipment.

Caterpillar’s SQEP award recognizes suppliers like Yokohama that have exhibited excellent process control, shown a desire for ongoing continuous improvement and have provided quality products to Caterpillar.

“To be recognized by a world-class OEM like Caterpillar for six years-in-a-row is extremely gratifying and truly an honor,” said Bruce Besancon, YTC vice president of OTR sales. “Earning Caterpillar’s Platinum Level Recertification is a tribute to Yokohama’s continued global commitment to deliver best-in-class quality products and service.”

For more information on Yokohama’s OTR tires and programs, visit

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

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

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