This is the fifth year DuPont has received the award, and the third time in the past four years.
The 22-year-old Masters of Quality program recognizes an elite group of suppliers who meet or exceed DTNA's stringent quality standards and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving their products.
DuPont Imron Elite is the exclusive topcoat for DTNA's Freightliner manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico. The identical product is used in the commercial vehicle aftermarket by Freightliner dealers to ensure customer satisfaction and 'repair-in-kind' quality.
Daimler's suppliers are evaluated semi-annually on more than 100 criteria related to aftermarket parts, quality, engineering, warranty, service, availability and purchasing, the company said. While over 1,200 suppliers are considered for the award, only those rated in the top 3%-4% percent are recognized as a Masters of Quality.