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06-23-2009, SCHOTT North America, Inc., Southbridge, Mass.
SCHOTT Awarded Supplier of Excellence
SCHOTT’s Lighting and Imaging group, a long time supplier to defense industry leaders in the field of Night Vision technology, was recently awarded a “Supplier of Excellence” by ITT Night Vision of Roanoke, VA.
ITT is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Night Vision equipment and a trusted supplier of the U.S. military.
Based on reliability, including on-time delivery, and outstanding quality performance, ITT Night Vision recognizes approximately 10 companies per year to receive “Supplier of Excellence” awards, out of a pool of their over 300 vendors.
A brief presentation from James Martin, procurement manager for ITT Night Vision, was made at SCHOTT’s Southbridge location acknowledging the achievement. “SCHOTT North America is a Six Sigma level supplier, and we are proud to recognize this high-level standard of commitment and demonstrated professionalism in the defense industry.” SCHOTT and ITT have held a business relationship of 20 years that has just been reaffirmed by a multi-million dollar order from ITT earlier this year.
“This award recognizes SCHOTT’s commitment to reliably and consistently delivering high-quality products and service to our customers. In the defense industry, our applications help to keep our soldiers safer,” says Dr. Heinz Kaiser, Vice President of Lighting & Imaging North America.
SCHOTT is currently expanding its emphasis on defense and security industries in the U.S. market, which was marked by the acquisition of ELECPAC, LLC, a leading manufacturer of electronic packaging components, and the acquisition of DiamondView Armor Products, LLC, a manufacturer of armor systems, earlier this year.
The group’s business development and marketing activities for the defense sector are headquartered in Crystal City (Arlington), VA.
2009 marks the 125th anniversary of the global SCHOTT group.