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HED Awarded CAT’s SQEP Bronze Certification

Hartford, WI:  HED, Inc. has earned  bronze certification through Caterpillar’s SQEP (Supplier Quality Excellence Process).  HED provides keypads to multiple Caterpillar facilities around the world and across multiple vehicle platforms.  Caterpillar created the Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) to recognize those suppliers that demonstrate their commitment to excellence, and drive a "zero defects" culture within their organizations.   Certification levels include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, reflected in order of increasing difficulty.  Suppliers are certified through SQEP by meeting or exceeding stringent supplier performance standards, such as product quality and shipping performance, which are measured over the course of a calendar year.

The recognition plaque was presented to Rob Bertz, HED’s Program Manager by Ed Wasrud, Caterpillar Supplier Quality Engineer, Stephan Anderson, Caterpillar Segment Buyer and Harry Michael, Caterpillar Keypad Engineer. 

Paul Ludwig, HED President & CEO, stated, “We are deeply honored to receive this certification from Caterpillar.  Our goal is to utilize world-class design and assembly processes to deliver products that bring value and performance to Caterpillar’s customers around the world.  Working with Caterpillar has truly made us a stronger and more capable company.  We also thank our assembly partner, Creation Technologies, for their excellent performance and passion in helping us achieve this goal.”  

HED Inc. is a leader in the development and manufacture of mobile electronic control solutions utilizing the highest technology and quality standards.  Our solutions help customer differentiate vehicle performance by reducing cost of ownership; improving productivity, safety and connectivity; expanding functionality and simplifying ease of use.  For more information visit us at or call 1-800-398-2224.