Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries has received the Best Plant Award from the PSA Group, the French manufacturer of automobiles sold and marketed under the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands. The award, presented during PSA’s 12th annual Best Supplier Awards, recognizes the Dayco belt manufacturing plant in Manoppello, Italy, for its performance in manufacturing excellence according to the PSA Group’s quality standards.
“Dayco is honored to receive the Best Plant Award from the PSA Group for the second consecutive year,” said John Bohenick, Chief Executive Officer for Dayco. “Dayco Associates are committed to achieving customer satisfaction by designing quality into our products, systems and services with reliable processes driven and backed by an organization with a zero-defect mindset. We thank PSA for relying on Dayco to continue delivering essential engine components and drive systems that help them design, manufacture and sell vehicles worldwide.”
The Dayco plant in Manoppello produces timing belts and Dayco’s first-to-market timing belt-in-oil system used in multiple applications, engines and industries. The 200 Dayco Associates working in the Manoppello plant manufacture timing belts and timing belt-in-oil systems for PSA’s main diesel and gasoline engine platforms and have done so for more than 25 years. Opened in 1975 and acquired by Dayco in 1993, the Manoppello plant is also home to one of Dayco’s newest products, the Electric Power Steering Belt.
“It’s really a pleasure for me, and for all of the people that work in this plant, to see our daily efforts recognized by our customers, especially when the award comes from one of the most important global vehicle manufacturers,” said Carlo Fulgenzi, Manoppello Plant Manager. “This award gives us additional motivation to work even harder and continue to manufacture sound products that perform without fail.”
Dayco also manufactures PV belts, tensioners, pulleys and friction wheels for PSA’s gasoline, diesel and diesel mild hybrid engines.
PSA Best Supplier Awards celebrate suppliers who are fully engaged in their relationship with PSA Peugeot Citroën and who have demonstrated the deepest understanding of its expectations and the most proactive ability to meet them. At this year’s event, PSA presented 79 production facilities with the Best Plant Award in recognition of their performance in manufacturing excellence according to the Group’s quality standards, from producing the vehicle to handing over the keys to the end customer.