Rockwell Automation Achieves Eastman Kodak's 'Best Performing Supplier' Status
Company recognized for three consecutive years of outstanding serviceMILWAUKEE, July 1, 2004 - In recognition for its ability to exceed Eastman Kodak Company's supplier expectations for quality and service, Rockwell Automation, along with one other company, was recently named the "Best Performing Supplier for the Past Three Years." This award, the first of its kind given by the company, exemplifies the consistent ability of Rockwell Automation over the last three years to exceed Kodak's Supplier Performance Expectations. Kodak has nearly 800 global suppliers, and the company measures the performance of each supplier on criteria which include a demonstration of exceptional year-after-year quality, product and technology leadership; support supplier diversity; productivity and cost savings; service and support leadership; and safety and environmental excellence. "Rockwell Automation is committed to enhancing its customer successes worldwide with products, services and responsiveness that set industry standards for quality and value," said Keith Nosbusch, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation. "We relentlessly strive to be the best in every aspect of our business. Kodak's challenge is to continually review and enhance our own world-class standards in quality, cost and delivery of products and services to our customers."About Eastman Kodak Company Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, enhance, preserve, print and enjoy pictures - for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in "infoimaging," a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras, printer docks and PDAs), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services and media (EasyShare software, Kodak film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). Kodak harnesses its technology, market reach and a host of industry partnerships to provide innovative products and services for customers who need the information-rich content that images contain. The company, with sales in 2003 of $13.3 billion, is organized into four major businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering flat-panel displays, optics and sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services.About Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software factory management software, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, and Reliance Electric motors and drives. The company also is a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
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