Blachford Inc. Awarded 2017 Masters of Quality Award from Daimler Trucks NA

On May 15th 2018, Blachford Incorporated was presented the 2017 Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) Masters of Quality Award. This marks the 3rd time in the last 5 years that we have received this award.

The Masters of Quality Award is presented to elite Daimler Trucks suppliers in North America who are top performers in relation to quality, delivery, technology and cost performance.

In the letter from Daimler’s top executives announcing the award, they mention that the efforts of every employee in the company and the consistency of Blachford meeting and exceeding Daimler’s strict guidelines and expectations are vital to the continued success of Daimler and their end-customers.

A formal presentation of the award has yet to be announced but will take place in the near future at the production facility in West Chicago, IL.

We are honored to receive this award and we are excited to build on our established relationship with Daimler by continuing to provide the highest quality products and service.

About Blachford Inc.

Blachford Inc. is a business unit of the Blachford Acoustics Group, a leading manufacturer of acoustical and thermal products. The facility in West Chicago is also home to the Blachford Acoustics Laboratory, which spearheads research and development for the Blachford Acoustics Group.  For additional information about Blachford Inc. or the Blachford Acoustics Group, please visit http://www.blachfordacoustics.com/.

 

Blachford UK support local Children’s Hospice

Russ Hall accepts gifts on Behalf of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Blachford UK have supported Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice for a number of years, this Easter we selected a number of items from their Amazon Wish List to send to the Hospice.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice provides care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, as well as their families.  Their motto is ‘living with love & laughter’ and every day they create special memories for children, young adults and families who visit them, which they can treasure for life.

It costs over £4 million a year to keep their doors open, and they receive just 10% of their funding from statutory government sources. Everything else is funded by the amazing work that their supporters do.

Russ Hall – Corporate Fundraiser for Bluebell Wood said “We are extremely grateful for the gifts we have received and for the fundraising and support Blachford UK Ltd show us every year”.

For more information please visit http://www.bluebellwood.org/

 

 

 

Blachford Inc. Receives PACCAR’s 10PPM Quality Award

         Award presentation

For the 2nd year in a row, Blachford Inc. has been named a recipient of the PACCAR 10PPM Quality Award.  The award is presented to PACCAR suppliers that maintained a quality score of 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower in 2017.  This award is presented to about 300 companies that are part of PACCAR’s supply base.  As a repeat recipient of this award, our commitment to quality remains a proud pillar of our company’s core competencies.

PACCAR is among the world’s largest manufacturers of medium and heavy duty trucks. The company is made up of subsidiaries Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF, brands known worldwide for their unparalleled quality.

Blachford Inc. has also been recognized by Caterpillar and Worthington for our quality performance in 2017.

The entire list of the 2017 “10 PPM” suppliers is listed on PACCAR’s website, www.paccar.com.

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Blachford Inc Awarded Caterpillar Platinum Award

Blachford Inc Staff

For the 3rd year in a row, Blachford Incorporated in West Chicago, IL was awarded Caterpillar Platinum supplier status.  Blachford’s relationship with Caterpillar began over 40 years ago and continues to expand every day.  The Caterpillar Supplier Quality Excellence Process requirements take into account work performed by almost every department in the company and help Caterpillar determine a supplier level from Bronze all the way up to Platinum.  Platinum level is the highest and has the strictest requirements.  These include, but are not limited to, having 98% shipping performance or better, 100% of PPAPs completed on time and an allowance of only 10 rejected parts per million produced.

A formal presentation took place at the West Chicago facility on Wednesday March 7th to celebrate another year of Platinum status.  Blachford Inc. ships to over 20 Caterpillar locations worldwide and supplies all Caterpillar divisions.

Blachford Acoustics Group also provides parts to Caterpillar from its Cambridge, Ontario facility (Blachford AM) & Chesterfield, UK (Blachford UK Ltd.) locations. During their first year as an eligible supplier, Blachford AM was awarded Caterpillar Silver certification and a formal presentation will take place later on this Spring at the facility.

About Blachford Inc.

Blachford Inc. is a business unit of the Blachford Acoustics Group, a leading manufacturer of acoustical and thermal products. The facility in West Chicago is also home to the Blachford Acoustics Laboratory, which spearheads research and development for the Blachford Acoustics Group.  For additional information about Blachford Inc. or the Blachford Acoustics Group, please visit http://www.blachfordacoustics.com/.

Blachford UK receives “Supplier of the Year” Award

Siân Hinds pictured with the Bronze Award

Its always good to finish the year on a high.  We were recently invited to attend an awards ceremony at Kubota,  Siân Hinds – Key Account Manager attended on behalf of the Company.  Blachford UK Ltd were awarded with the “Supplier of the Year Bronze Award” for our involvement and support during the F37 Plus project development (new tractor launched in Nov).

Blachford UK supply 4 of the components for the new F37.  Patrick Thompson, Sales Director said “This has been a fantastic example of a partnership development, with many challenges to overcome along the way, making the award all the more satisfying.  A credit to all those involved”.

 

Blachford UK Ltd acquires H&H Acoustics

Blachford UK Ltd has acquired the special vehicles division from the Administrators of the Hodgson & Hodgson Group (H&H).

H&H – which was founded in 1890 and is a leading supplier of thermal and acoustic products and services to the construction, automotive, rail and domestic appliance industries.

The acquisition will result in jobs relocating from H&H’s historic base in Melton Mowbray to Blachford UK’s HQ in Chesterfield. The move will result in more press work being undertaken and the addition of an industrial sewing department at Blachford, creating over 20 new jobs in Chesterfield.

Jason Lippitt, Managing Director of Blachford UK Ltd, said: “While we must acknowledge that it is sad the century-old Hodgson & Hodgson name will no longer be in existence and that we can’t bring everyone from Melton Mowbray with us to Chesterfield, this is a very positive move that will see us add some great new roles, skills and experience to the Blachford team that we can take to new and existing markets.”

“Although the business has no polyurethane products, it has been very successful with thermal and acoustic insulation for industrial vehicles, adding a further string to the Blachford UK bow.”

Blachford UK has itself undergone something of a change of its own of late – in name, at least – having rebranded from TMAT Ltd to Blachford UK, operating under the Blachford Acoustics Group banner. Blachford UK (formerly TMAT) continues to operate from its facility in Chesterfield and is led by the same leadership team, headed up by Jason Lippitt.

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TMAT rebrands to Blachford UK – but it’s business as usual

As of 1st February 2017, TMAT will operate under the banner of Blachford Acoustics Group, with the new name of Blachford UK Ltd.

TMAT – as it was known – will continue to operate as it has done from its facility in Chesterfield and will be led by the same leadership team, headed up by Jason Lippitt. Existing customers and suppliers will continue to deal with the same people in the same way they have done previously.

The brand change reflects the multi-million-pound acquisition of TMAT by the Blachford Corporation in 2014. Blachford Acoustics Group serves to represent the businesses under its brand umbrella that supply acoustical and thermal materials, moulded headliners and trim, and floor mats and floor systems.

Jason Lippitt, who will continue as the Managing Director of Blachford UK Ltd, the UK arm of Blachford Acoustics Group, said: “It really is business as usual, and our customers and suppliers will continue to deal with the same people in the same way, thereby benefitting from the levels of service that have always helped this business stand apart from any competitors”.

“The brand change is part of a natural progression that sees our company – and all the others operating under the Blachford Acoustics Group – come under the same collective banner.”

Blachford UK Ltd is a major supplier of polyurethane floor mats, headliners, and trims for many OEM’s across Europe producing agricultural and construction equipment, high performance and specialist vehicles, as well as supplying acoustic material solutions for a variety of industrial applications. The acquisition of the business has allowed Blachford to provide common, co-ordinated solutions in both North America and Europe.

The purchase has also meant that no other company in the world operating in the off-highway sector has the focus and resources Blachford Acoustics Group now has at its disposal. The Blachford Acoustics Laboratory and Research Centre is a world-class facility featuring a large hemi-anechoic chamber equipped with a heavy-duty dynamometer, a reverberation room and a transmission loss suite.

Blachford Acoustics Group recently launched its new website. Establishing its own standalone website enables Blachford Acoustics Group to cement its own identity within the overall Blachford Corporation and better serve its customers by providing an easy-to-use, interactive website that can be accessed around the world from a plethora of devices.

 

TMAT Employee Awarded ITOPS Distinction

TMAT employee Theresa Morton has been awarded a distinction in International Trade Operations and Procedures (ITOPs).

The award was presented by Scott Knowles, Chief Executive of East Midlands Chamber, at a special lunch in Chesterfield.

ITOPs is a recognised qualification, covering the main elements of export administration, including documentation, Customs and Excise and other legal requirements, payments and dispatch and shipping and is accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) with all delegates receiving the BCC Foundation Award in International Trade.

The course was delivered by the Chamber in partnership with Fidelitas Training and sponsored by 512 (Sheffield) Ltd.

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Theresa Morton (middle) receives aware from Scott Knowles – Chamber’s Chief Executive