PACCAR, a global company in zero emissions commercial vehicles, has announced a five-year supply agreement for battery power systems with Romeo Power, Inc. (Romeo Power), an internationally renowned battery technology solutions company, with headquarters located in Los Angeles, California. battery management software PACCAR will purchase Romeo Power’s battery packs and battery management software for heavy-duty battery electric Peterbilt 579EV vehicles and Peterbilt 520EV refuse trucks in North America. PACCAR has become a minority shareholder in Romeo Power as part of the strategic alliance. The partnership with Romeo will further enhance PACCAR’s zero emissions product offerings" “PACCAR is delighted to be working with Romeo Power. The partnership with Romeo will further enhance PACCAR’s zero emissions product offerings that improve customers’ operational efficiency and environmental impact,” said Darrin Siver, the Senior Vice President of PACCAR. High energy Romeo battery packs The Romeo battery packs provide high energy, fast charging performance and ample range for customers’ applications. “The Romeo battery system is designed for seamless integration into Peterbilt commercial vehicle chassis and other vehicle systems,” said Kyle Quinn, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PACCAR. Production of Peterbilt zero emissions trucks featuring Romeo Power’s battery packs are expected to launch in the second half of 2021. PACCAR is a globally renowned technology company that specializes in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF brands. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced powertrains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.
PACCAR utilizes its comprehensive Supplier Performance Management program (SPM) to evaluate supplier performance in the areas of product development, operations and aftermarket support, and alignment with PACCAR’s key business objectives. Each year, PACCAR recognizes its top performing suppliers in the SPM program. This honor is given to suppliers that reach the SPM Master, leader and achiever status. The SPM program drives collaboration and continuous improvement between PACCAR and its suppliers which leads to performance enhancements and product innovations. Higher level of engagement PACCAR is pleased with the level of engagement from our suppliers" “PACCAR is pleased with the level of engagement from our suppliers, and we congratulate all companies that earned an award this year.” said Ron Augustyn, PACCAR vice president of global purchasing. “We appreciate the value our suppliers create for customers, dealers and PACCAR under this program.” The 2019 SPM Masters are: MSSL Wiring System Inc. based in Warren, OH Paramont Mfg LLC based in Abingdon, VA Rago and Son, Inc. based in Oakland, CA Superior Trim based in Findlay, OH The 2019 SPM Leaders are: ATCO Products ConMet De Mexico (Castings) Flexfab, LLC Inteva Products, LLC PKC Group North America Valeo North America Inc. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC Cummins Emissions Solutions Horton, Inc. NIC Global Ryerson VOSS Automotive, Inc. The 2019 SPM Achievers are: Accuride Corporation CK Technologies Consolidated Metco (Wheel End Division) Dana Incorporated Eaton Corporation Grakon LLC LEONI Wiring Systems, Inc. Lincoln Industries Meritor, Inc. Neenah Enterprises Inc Parker Hannifin Corporation Sheppard, A WABCO Company SMC Corporation of America Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Consolidated Metco (Plastics Division) Cummins, Inc. East Penn Manufacturing Co. Eaton Cummins Joint Venture GRA-MAG Truck Interiors LLC Link Manufacturing, Ltd Michelin North America Inc. Metalsa S.A. de C.V. Pana Pacific Pilkington North America Vibracoustic USA, Inc. Highest quality products “PACCAR works closely with suppliers to produce the highest quality products in the industry. We appreciate the SPM Achiever suppliers for attaining that performance level in 2019, and in particular, the 16 suppliers that achieved SPM Master and Leader status.” said Darrin Siver, PACCAR senior vice president. PACCAR is a pioneer in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced powertrains, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.