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Paccar parts names Horton Supplier of the Year for 2012

Henk Touw, Horton president and CEO (second from left) and Jeff Lindgren, Horton senior vice president of sales (second from right), accept the PACCAR Parts Supplier of the Year award from David Danforth, PACCAR Parts general manager and PACCAR vice president (far left), and Christina DeVange, PACCAR Parts product director for power generation (far right). Courtesy: PACCAR

The Trucker News Services

8/19/2013

RENTON, Wash. — Paccar Parts recently named Horton as its 2012 Supplier of the Year for providing innovative airflow management solutions to Paccar customers.

The award recognizes suppliers who demonstrate excellence in operational efficiency, parts availability, cost performance and program support. 

“Horton has shown a strong commitment to supporting Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers with the parts and resources they need to best serve our customers,” said Karl Mowat, general marketing manager for Paccar Parts. “Their training opportunities and outstanding customer service exemplify the partnership we want with our suppliers. We’re pleased to recognize their achievements with this award.” 

Horton is a leading manufacturer of fan drives, fans and related components for trucks, buses, industrial equipment and off-highway applications. They supply Pacar dealers with products that are designed to cool today’s hotter running engines, such as the DM Advantage line of fan clutches. 

In 2012, Horton participated in all Paccar dealer events and provided training to over 1,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt dealer personnel. Their training covers the breadth of Horton’s engine cooling solutions in order to offer customers the best fit for their application, including repair, retrofit and upgrade options.

Jeff Lindgren, senior vice president of sales for Horton, said the company was honored to earn the Supplier of the Year award from Paccar Parts.

“We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from Paccar Parts. This award reflects the hard work we’ve put into to developing our products to meet the challenges posed by today’s stringent emission standards, hotter engines and more cost-conscious customers,” Lindgren said.

“Paccar Parts is a great partner for us because they take a full-service approach to the market that fits the way we do business. More than just providing replacement parts, Horton works with Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers to offer customers the best solution for their application, including all-makes parts and aftermarket conversions,” Lindgren added.  

Paccar Parts provides global parts distribution and aftersales support to Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealerships. Featuring state-of-the-art distribution processes and industry-leading quality management, sales and marketing programs, Paccar Parts adds value and support to dealers and operators of all makes of trucks, trailers, and buses around the world. For more information, visit www.PACCARParts.com.

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