The Annual Supplier Quality Award of the Gildemeister Group, Europe’s No. 1 machine tool builder, has been won against strong competition by GE Fanuc Automation, a major manufacturer of CNC for machine tools. Josip Tomasevic, group purchasing director, presented the award to David G.S. Avrell, president and CEO of GE Fanuc Automation, at a ceremony on March 1.
GE Fanuc has established an efficient quality management system, which supports the advancement and development of new products. One of the criteria for the award is based on Gildemeister’s own MTBF (minimum time between failure) system of adjudication. The likelihood of a failure in a GE Fanuc CNC unit was judged to be just once in every five years.