Simrit Earns United Technologies Corp. Supplier Gold Award for Third Year

ELGIN, Ill., March 26, 2012 – Simrit’s Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada facility was recently awarded United Technologies Corp.’s (UTC) Supplier Gold status for its outstanding performance in delivery, quality, lean practices and customer support. This is the third year that the facility has earned UTC’s gold status and is one of only five original Gold Supplier recipients to maintain this status for three consecutive years.

The Supplier Gold award recognizes companies that offer superior performance. The four criteria that are used to evaluate suppliers for this award include: excellent customer service; on-time product delivery; best-in-class quality for the last 12 months; and use of lean practices throughout operations. Simrit’s Tillsonburg facility, which was awarded Supplier Gold status out of UTC’s nearly 10,000 suppliers, supplies jet engine seals to Pratt & Whitney Canada including, high temperature, fire proof, fuel and high temperature synthetic (HTS) oil seals, and air inlet screens.

“Our Tillsonburg facility is an outstanding example of Simrit’s overall commitment to quality and lean practices,” said Vinay Nilkanth, vice president global sales aerospace, Simrit. “This honor is a testament to the Tillsonburg team. Their dedication to excellence is a key component to Simrit’s success in supplying the global aerospace industry with superior sealing solutions.”

The Nadcap-approved Tillsonburg plant is one of the most experienced facilities in the aerospace industry. It designs and manufactures aerodynamic seals and sealing products, including engine seals, thrust reverser seals, and door and window seals, for commercial aircraft and jet engines. The facility is certified to the AS9100 Revision C quality management system including design for the aerospace industry.

This recognition is the latest in a series of aerospace-related achievements. In June 2011, Simrit’s Santa Ana, Calif. facility earned the expanded AS9100 quality management system certification including design and in October its Lutterworth, Leicestershire, U.K. facility received the AS9120 Revision A certification.

Simrit is part of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies and offers an extensive portfolio of precision-manufactured products for the aerospace, agriculture, appliance, construction, energy, fluid power, mechanical power generation, mechanical power transmission and recreation markets. Simrit’s global sales exceed $1.3 billion. For more information, visit the Simrit website at