Pacamor Kubar Bearings Honored as Best Supplier

April 17, 2008
Award given by the U.S. Department of Defense

Pacamor Kubar Bearings was named by the U.S. Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) a Best Value Gold Medal recipient for demonstrating exceptional quality and delivery performance to the U.S. Government. PKB manufactures DFAR approved miniature and instrument ball bearings for aerospace applications to the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies.

"Gold Medal recognition from DSCR means that Pacamor Kubar Bearings has provided a full range of high quality miniature and instrument ball bearings that the government can be confident in using. This prestigious award, combined with our ISO9001:2000, AS9100:2004 aerospace quality certifications and the Federal Aviation Administration's TSO-C149 aircraft bearings certification, recognizes the commitment our employees have in providing quality products and excellent customer service. We are very proud that our quality standards are comparable to those of the best in the aerospace industry." said Edward M. Osta, Executive Vice President.

DSCR serves within the Department of Defense supply-chain as the primary source of supply for more than 1.2 million repair parts and operating supply items, with a core mission of supplying products with a direct application to aviation.

Firms that qualify as Automated Best Value System medalists have met stringent quality and delivery requirements established by the Defense Logistics Agency. The Automated Best Value computerized system collects a vendor's past performance data and translates it into a numeric score, ranging from zero to 100. To be eligible, vendors must have shipped 10 or more contract lines for DSCR during a 12-month rating period. To qualify for a gold medal, a contractor must have a score of 100. Those who receive a score of 99.0 to 99.9 earn a silver award. Vendors with a scores ranging from 98.0 to 98.9 earn a bronze metal. In addition, vendors must have a DLA rating of 95 or better.

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