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CATERPILLAR honors AKG Latvia with mit Gold Certification

A good reason to celebrate had Dr. Gerhard Ritzmann, Kaspar Mazapss, Stefan Tünnissen and the whole AKG Latvia Team.

On June 17 2014, after five years of supply, the world’s largest construction machinery manufacturer awarded AKG Latvia with one of the most prestigious supplier awards of the industry. CATERPILLAR‘s Supplier Quality Excellence Program’s Gold level award is exclusive to suppliers, that can demonstrate a shipping performance of better than 97% at a parts rejection rate of under 50 per million.
AKG Latvia can pride itself to be counted to the group of top 1% CAT suppliers, featuring a shipping performance of 100% with 0 ppm over several consecutive years. Reason enough for CATERPILLAR to send a high level delegation to deliver the supplier award. Mr. Shaun Whelan and Christophe Deventer came as the European representatives of the business, Mr. Jason Zhang represented CATERPILLAR-Engine Component procurement Asia and from CATERPILLAR’s head office in Peoria Illinois/USA joined the worldwide division manager for global purchasing of engine component, Mr. Robby Rich.
AKG Latvia offered its gratitude by staging a feast for all employees and guests. The owner and Chairman of AKG, Mr. Hartwig Pietzcker, presented a check over 15,000 Euro for the health insurance fond of the AKG Latvia. With Latvian folk dances and a large Latvian speciality buffet AKG Latvia celebrated the occasion with the CATERPILLAR team and in the presence of honary guests including the mayor of Jelgava, representatives of the German Ambassy and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Dr. Peter Friedrich, speaking in the name of the board of directors of AKG-Group, thanked everybody for the excellent co-operation. He pointed out, that CATERPILLAR is currently AKG largest single customers, and is also the customer with the worldwide largest potential for additional business. On these grounds a globally integrated AKG Key Account Team has been established, that manages CATERPILLAR requirements worldwide.