BettsHD Honored with PACCAR 50PPM Quality Award for Second Year in a Row and Third Time Overall

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Fresno, Calif.- (June 3, 2013) – BettsHD,a leader in spray suppression products, has received the prestigious PACCAR 50PPM Quality Award for the second year in a row. This marks the third time BettsHD has garnered the award, which is presented to an elite group of suppliers who have met the OEM's quality expectation of less than 50 PPM (parts per million) in quality defects.

Betts earned the distinction by lowering PPM, or product defects expressed in parts per million, to zero at its heavy-duty component manufacturing facility in Fresno, Calif., where the company’s lineup of spray suppression products are produced. BettsHD branded spray suppression products and other proprietary components are manufactured to PACCAR specifications.

"We have enjoyed a 70-plus year relationship with PACCAR and are honored to receive this recognition," said Mike Betts, president, Betts Company. "Our achievement reflects the daily dedication of all Betts associates to meet and exceed customer expectations by delivering quality products on time."

To meet the PACCAR PPM standard, BettsHD manufactures products to specification more than 99.995 percent of the time. PACCAR suppliers must have one year of product history with the company before they can be nominated for the 50 PPM quality certification, a distinction maintained on a rolling six-month performance basis.

In addition to maintaining a nonconforming parts rate of less than 50 PPM, PACCAR’s robust criteria also includes maintaining a warranty claims rate of less than 50 PPM (one claim per 20,000 receipts); Production Parts Approval Process (PPAP) submission acceptance rate of 98 percent; an on-time submission rate of greater than or equal to 99 percent for the prior six months; maintaining a quality system in compliance with QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949 or ISO 9001 for 2008; and passing PACCAR’s Supplier Readiness Review.

For more information on the BettsHD line of safety-related products focused on heavy duty tractor/trailer applications, contact us.

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About BettsHD

BettsHD is a single, reliable source for safety-related products focused on heavy duty tractor/trailer applications, including mud flap hangers; conspicuity solutions; quarter, poly and metal fenders; bracket kits and accessories; application solutions; and custom design/ manufacturing. BettsHD has been a leader in spray-suppression products and fenders for nearly 60 years and holds numerous patents, including the first patent granted on spray suppression mud flap hangers in 1954. BettsHD is one of three operating divisions of Betts Company, a six-generation family owned company established in 1868.

About Betts Company

For over 145 years and during six generations of continuous family ownership, Betts Company has practiced daily the mission of its founder and decorated spring maker William Michael Betts I – “Building Well, Serving Better.” From its proud beginning as the first spring manufacturer in the Western United States, Betts has developed into a diversified concern that serves heavy duty transportation, aftermarket automotive and other industrial sectors with innovative, patented products made in the USA. For more information, visit