Rofin-Baasel has received Intel's preferred quality supplier (PQS) award, recognising their contributions to Intel in 2008. Rofin-Baasel supplies Intel with laser mark equipment, deemed essential to Intel's success. Rofin-Baasel and 25 additional suppliers were recognised as 2008 PQS award winners.
The PQS award is part of Intel's supplier continuous quality improvement (SCQI) programme that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 per cent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Suppliers must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan and a quality/business systems assessment. Furthermore, the 2008 winners had to demonstrate basic compliance to the electronic industry code of conduct and Intel's green sustainability programme.