Schrader produces 200 millionth TPMS sensor
Schrader shares that it has reached the milestone of producing its 200 millionth TPMS sensor. The sensor was produced at Schrader’s Antrim plant in Northern Ireland, and the company says it marked an “important date” in Schrader’s history.
“We take pride in this significant accomplishment, but know there is much more ahead of us as we continue to serve our global OEM and aftermarket customers with the advanced technology, service and support that they’ve come to expect from Schrader,” said Hugh Charvat, president and CEO of Schrader. “We directly thank our global customers for their partnership with us, and see this milestone as a launching point as TPMS continues to be adopted in global markets for its safety, fuel-efficiency and environmental benefits to drivers worldwide.”
Approximately 306 million TPMS sensors are installed in vehicles in North America alone, and more than half of these were produced by Schrader. Schrader delivered its 100 millionth sensor in July 2009 and the company is now looking forward to the production of its 300 millionth sensor –it won’t have to wait very long, as TPMS is now mandatory in Europe, South Korea and several other Asia-Pacific countries.
“Today’s achievement isn’t just significant from a quantitative standpoint; it’s significant because of what producing our 200 millionth TPMS sensor means. It means that the high quality of our product, and innovative standards we’ve come to be known by, have ensured that our customers trust Schrader as a critical safety supplier across their diverse vehicle platforms,” commented Schrader managing director Stephen McClelland.
Schrader has been active in the design and manufacture of valve, mechanical and electronic system components for over 165 years. Earlier this year the company was acquired by private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC.