Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, announced that its manufacturing operations in Dongguan and Suzhou, China, were recognized as 2017 AME Excellence Award recipients from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).
While the AME Excellence Award primarily recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business, this is the second year in a row that Littelfuse China operations have received AME Excellence Awards. Littelfuse operations in Wuxi, China received a 2016 AME Excellence Award.
“It is an honor to receive two 2017 AME Excellence Awards for the continuous improvement efforts of our Littelfuse associates in Dongguan and Suzhou,” said Littelfuse President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Heinzmann. “At Littelfuse, we are always focused on streamlining our processes and driving improvements in our operations that provide value for our customers. This recognition from AME validates the tremendous progress we continue to make in our lean journey.”
Littelfuse Dongguan Co, Ltd. manufactures products for the company’s electronics business unit. The AME assessment team highlighted the strong commitment by Littelfuse to operational excellence both at the corporate and plant level. The team also commended the company’s lean small group activity meetings where employees describe the improvements they made and the impact to safety, quality, cost and productivity.
Littelfuse Suzhou Co, Ltd. is one of five Littelfuse factories located in China and manufactures products for the company’s electronics and automotive business units. The AME assessment team highlighted Littelfuse Suzhou’s quality management system, which is set up to meet or exceed customer requirements. The team also praised the facility’s excellent coaching and mentoring program, which has been improving since its introduction in 2015.
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Founded in 1927, Littelfuse is the world leader in circuit protection with growing global platforms in power control and sensing. The company serves customers in the electronics, automotive and industrial markets with technologies including fuses, semiconductors, polymers, ceramics, relays and sensors. Littelfuse has over 10,000 employees in more than 40 locations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit Littelfuse.com.