BayOne Urethane Systems awarded key recognition in filter industry

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Publication date: 25 May 2010



(2010), "BayOne Urethane Systems awarded key recognition in filter industry", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 39 No. 3.

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BayOne Urethane Systems awarded key recognition in filter industry

Article Type: Environment and safety From: Pigment & Resin Technology, Volume 39, Issue 3

St Louis, Missouri – for the third consecutive year, BayOne Urethane Systems, LLC, has received a Donaldson Buys Value Strategic Supplier Award from The Donaldson Company, Inc. a global supplier of filter products for a broad range of industries. The honor gives BayOne preferential consideration in product sourcing and designates BayOne as a Donaldson partner.

BayOne supplies Donaldson with polyurethane potting adhesives and moldable systems used to hold filter products together. Specifically, Donaldson uses BayOne’s polyurethane systems in heavy-duty air filtration for construction equipment and tractor trailers, as well as liquid filtration in the same equipment.

“The Donaldson Buys Value Strategic Supplier Award is a reflection of our strong commitment to the filter industry,” said Fernando D’Andrea, General Manager, BayOne Urethane Systems. “We look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Donaldson to provide quality, cost-effective filters to Donaldson’s customers.”

In announcing the award, Donaldson characterized the objective of the program as helping them exceed customer expectations by “maximizing the value of purchased parts and materials, and by identifying and working with suppliers who consistently and reliably perform at or above Donaldson’s expectations.” Strategic Suppliers have preferential status over other suppliers utilized by Donaldson.

Donaldson awards Strategic Supplier status through a measurement system that awards points based on a combination of quality, service, and total cost:

  • Quality. Evaluates the amount of defects (ppm), percent of shipments accepted, and looks for continuous improvement.

  • Service. Evaluates on-time shipping, service support, and continuous improvement.

  • Cost. Considers pricing and supply chain cost reduction.

“We work hard to provide custom solutions that meet customer needs with regards to performance and technology,” added D’Andrea. “Working with Donaldson’s technical and commercial teams, we’re able to identify areas to improve and ultimately provide the best solution for the customer.”

Strategic Suppliers meet with a Donaldson Strategic Supply Management Team annually to review performance and set improvement objectives for the next year.