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PEER Group earns Intel’s 2020 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award (6th consecutive year)

Kitchener, Ontario – March 30, 2021

Intel's 2020 PQS award for PEER Group

The PEER Group Inc. is proud to announce that it has earned Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award for 2020.

Through dedication to continuous quality improvement, PEER Group® has achieved a level of performance that consistently exceeds Intel’s expectations.

“As one of only 26 Preferred Quality Supplier Award winners in the entire Intel supply chain, PEER Group has been vital to our success, especially during this uniquely challenging year,” said Dr. Randhir Thakur, chief supply chain officer at Intel. “They provided standout service in a critical area of the Intel supply chain and met or exceeded their annual improvement goals. Earning this award represents years of hard work, continuous improvement, and truly exceptional performance.”

The Intel PQS Award recognizes success in the Intel SCQI Program, a multi-year road map for continuous improvement for high-performing Intel suppliers. Of the thousands of Intel suppliers around the world, only a few hundred qualify to participate in the SCQI Program. The PQS Award is the second-highest honor a supplier can achieve. In 2020, only 26 suppliers in the entire Intel supply chain earned a Preferred Quality Supplier Award. To qualify, suppliers must exceed expectations, meet aggressive performance goals and score 80 percent or higher in performance assessments throughout the year. Suppliers must also meet 80 percent or more of their improvement plan and demonstrate outstanding quality and business systems.

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About PEER Group

Smart Manufacturing starts with factory automation software. PEER Group® is the largest supplier of factory automation software for OEMs and factories in the semiconductor and related industries. We help lower the cost of automation for our customers by solving their most challenging equipment automation, data management and process control problems. Intel has honoured us with Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) awards for six consecutive years and Great Place to Work Canada has named us a Best Workplace for the past eight years. Follow us at linkedin.com/company/the-peer-group and @peergroup_inc.