This award is the highest recognition the company gives its North American suppliers.
Daimler representative Alfredo Carsolio Larrea, material logistics & purchasing manager for Daimler Vehiculos Comerciales Mexico, presented the award on during a company-wide ceremony at Fontaine's manufacturing facility in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
The Masters of Quality program recognizes suppliers who meet or exceed Daimler's strict standards and demonstrate ongoing commitment to quality improvement. Roger Nielsen, chief operating officer of Daimler Trucks North America, calls the Masters of Quality award winners "role models for our entire supplier base."
Fontaine provides a wide range of fifth wheels to Daimler for its Freightliner brand of trucks. Fontaine fifth wheels manufactured in Matamoros are shipped to all of Freightliner's truck manufacturing plants in the United States and Mexico.