"Linde is deeply honored to receive the PQS award from Intel for a second consecutive year. The award recognizes that the Linde team has continued to perform to the highest levels of quality and reliability in serving Intel’s gas, chemical, and service needs across the world," said Noel Leeson, head of Linde Electronics, the global electronic materials and services business of The Linde Group. "The dedication of the team and the relentless focus of all our people on continuous improvement will ensure that we maintain the standards that won us the PQS award and that we will successfully navigate the current economic difficulties."
"We are pleased to recognize Linde Electronics for providing exemplary materials and services to Intel. Linde continues to work proactively with Intel on outstanding support of our gas and chemical supply chains. It is reassuring to know that we can rely on Linde's performance and long term partnership," said Anne Pritchard, Fab 20 senior staff engineer, Intel Corporation.
The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Suppliers must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan and a quality/business systems assessment. Furthermore, the 2008 awardees had to demonstrate basic compliance to the Electronic Industry Code of Conduct and Intel’s Green Sustainability Program. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://supplier.intel.com/quality/scqi.htm.
Celebrations will be held in Tokyo, Japan and Santa Clara, California during the month of March 2009 to honor the PQS award winners. In addition, there will be an online advertisement launch and acknowledgement on Intel’s website.
About Linde Electronics
The Linde Group is a world leading gases and engineering company with almost 52,000 employees working in around 100 countries worldwide. In the 2008 financial year it achieved sales of EUR 12.7 billion (USD 15.9 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards sustainable earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.
Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at http://www.linde.com
With a large global footprint, Linde Electronics - the electronic gases business of The Linde Group, offers customers an extensive selection of gases and related technical solutions to meet all of their needs, from research and development through to large-scale production. For more information on Linde Electronics, see our website at www.linde.com/electronics.
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