Aug 08, 2002

Seagate Extends Six Sigma Practices To Legend Computer Systems

Seagate Technology's effort to extend Six Sigma best practices to its worldwide customer base was recognized at a recent Legend Computer Systems Six Sigma Conference. Legend, one of Seagate's largest customers in the Asia Pacific region, honored the Company's commitment to Six Sigma and its collaborative efforts to enhance Legend's own operations through deployment of Six Sigma processes.

"We continue to have great success in deploying Six Sigma at Seagate, and by engaging our customers in this initiative we have become increasingly strategic in our relationships with them," said Joel Stead, Seagate senior vice president, Worldwide Sales & Marketing. " Six Sigma has increased the efficiency of our own operations and processes and has also resulted in increased customer satisfaction. Seagate will continue working closely with customers around the world who are interested in deploying Six Sigma within their own operations."

Legend's award recognizes Seagate's commitment to building strategic relations with its business partners. By actively listening to the voice of the customer and leveraging collaborative processes and initiatives, Seagate is able to align more closely with customers' business objectives and build a more efficient supply chain.

The partnership between Seagate and Legend has provided computer users with best-in-class computer products combining advanced technology with a high level of customer service. Seagate supplies a comprehensive line of award-winning storage products to Legend, including disc drives for the PC and Consumer markets as well as Enterprise and Internet applications.

"Seagate has made substantial investments and seen tremendous results from its Six Sigma implementation," said Zhong LiXiang, General Manager, Huiyang Factory, Legend Holdings Ltd. "We are pleased to be working with them on Six Sigma projects, and the benefits we have derived are enabling us to improve our efficiency and operations. It has been an enriching experience and we look forward to working jointly with Seagate to continue our Six Sigma program."

About Legend

Legend Computer Systems Co. is a subsidiary of Legend Group Co., which is the number one PC manufacturer in the Chinese PC market. Legend's business line includes PC, mainboard, system integration and distribution. The Company is committed to providing quality products and service in the field of information technology.

About Seagate

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability, to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com

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