Solvay’s defense Materials business bags Lockheed Martin aeronautics 2021 elite supplier award
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Solvay’s defense Materials business bags Lockheed Martin aeronautics 2021 elite supplier award

CEM Defense Materials LLC recognized among top one percent of suppliers for outstanding quality and delivery performance

  • By ICN Bureau | July 18, 2022

Solvay has announced that its CEM Defense Materials LLC (CDM) subsidiary is among the 12 businesses that have been honored with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ prestigious Elite Supplier Award for 100% on-time deliveries and zero quality defects throughout 2021. This distinguished group of recipients represents the top one percent of suppliers supporting the company’s mission and aligning with its business values to promote a healthy defense industrial base.

The award is based on a variety of factors, including a minimum of six months of deliveries to one of Aeronautics’ major programs and an extensive review of criteria such as technical capability, cost, program support, problem resolution and ease of doing business. Furthermore, suppliers must meet stringent quality metrics, such as no rejection rates, maintenance of required certifications, plant continuity and reliable shipping.

“We have been collaborating closely with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in many commercial and military projects demanding the highest levels of performance,” says Carmelo Lo Faro, President of Solvay’s Materials Segment.

“This Elite Supplier Award recognizes the hard work, dedication, and commitment of our CDM team to meet the customer’s expectations in challenging times. We are proud to be considered among ‘the best of the best’ and look forward to continuing to serve Lockheed Martin Aeronautics at the same high level in the future.” states Rob Carpenter, President of CDM.

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