Pratt & Whitney Canada wins the Grand Prix québécois de la qualité
Nov. 19, 2007, Longueuil, Quebec – Pratt & Whitney Canada has received the Grand Prix in the large manufacturing company category at the 2007 Grands Prix québécois de la qualité awards ceremony.
Nov. 19, 2007, Longueuil,
Quebec – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has
received the Grand Prix in the large manufacturing company category at
the 2007 Grands Prix québécois de la qualité awards ceremony. Organized
by the Mouvement québécois de la qualité and the Quebec department of
economic development, innovation and export trade, these awards are the
highest distinction conferred by the Premier of Quebec to the
bestperforming private companies and government agencies. P&WC is a
United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) company.
The Grand Prix recognizes P&WC for its commitment and leadership
in integrating practices focused on quality, innovation and excellence.
These practices have enabled the company to quickly become the engine
manufacturer of choice in the business, regional and helicopter
markets. As well, P&WC is pursuing its growth strategy with the
development of a new-generation of “green” engine family for long-range
corporate jets. This new family offers unmatched performance, while
surpassing the most stringent environmental standards worldwide.
“We are passionate about continuous improvement and customer
satisfaction,” explains Alain M. Bellemare, P&WC President and
Executive Vice President of P&W Group Strategy and Development.
“Our commitment to excellence is deeply rooted in our culture.” At the
event, Mr. Bellemare was also awarded an Exceptional Recognition for
his outstanding contribution to the advancement of quality at P&WC,
for his promotion of Quebec's excellence and for the company's
influence in international markets.
“It's the work of a whole team dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of
excellence and quality,” stresses Mr. Bellemare. This Recognition was
given by Quebec Premier Jean Charest, bringing the 2007 Grands Prix
awards ceremony to a close.
P&WC’s rigorous quality controls ensure the outstanding
dependability of all its engines, which is the basis for its worldwide
reputation. In 1998, the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE)
operating system was adopted and implemented throughout the company.
ACE is now an integral part of P&WC's culture. This system
streamlines processes, increases productivity and ensures the quality
of products and services.
The Grands Prix québécois de la qualité acknowledges private
companies and government agencies that have instituted rigorous
quality-improvement initiatives for all aspects of their operations and
with exceptional results. The awards recognize world-class benchmarks,
and are comparable to awards such as the Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award (U.S.), the European Quality Awards or the Deming (Japan).
Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world
leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines
powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and
helicopters. The company also offers auxiliary power units and
industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn.,
USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and
services to the global aerospace and building industries.