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June 2021

Harmonic Drive SE honored with BAE Systems Supplier of the Year award


Harmonic Drive SE today announced it received a BAE Systems Partner 2 Win Supplier of the Year Award for Rochester site, UK for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2020 for BAE Systems, Inc.’s Electronic Systems sector. Harmonic Drive SE was honoured at a virtual ceremony and was selected from the pool of suppliers that worked with BAE Systems in 2020.

“We are delighted to receive this award, we believe this demonstrates our commitment to providing our customer with quality, consistent supply of precision gears and servo actuators to meet the demands of the aviation industry, despite the numerous challenges we faced in 2020” said Norimitsu Ito, Chief Executive Officer for Harmonic Drive SE.

BAE Systems’ Partner 2 Win program is designed to achieve operational excellence and eliminate defects in its supply chain by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the demand of current and future customers. As part of the program, BAE Systems meets regularly with its suppliers to transfer best practices to ensure that the components and materials that compose BAE Systems products meet the highest quality standards.

“We are proud of the partnership we have with companies like Harmonic Drive SE that delivered the highest quality products on-time, despite the challenges presented by a global pandemic,” said Kim Cadorette, vice president of operations for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. “We recognize that our suppliers are critical to our company’s success. We are grateful for this year’s outstanding effort, and we look forward to future collaborations.”


About BAE Systems

BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace, and security solutions. The company employs a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 employees worldwide and has operations in 30 U.S. states. Working with customers and local partners, BAE Systems develops, engineers, manufactures, and supports products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

About Harmonic Drive SE

Harmonic Drive SE manufactures high quality precision gears and servo actuators designed to satisfy the most demanding applications. Originally known for supplying the robotics, machine tool and precision automation markets, over the past two decades has developed products in Limburg specifically to meet the demands of special environments found in the aerospace and defence market.