Eight top suppliers receive the MANN+HUMMEL Global Supplier Award 2015

Eight top suppliers receive the MANN+HUMMEL Global Supplier Award 2015

They are key enablers of MANN+HUMMEL’s success – the partners and suppliers of the global filtration specialist. The increasingly demanding customer requirements in the automotive industry require consistent improvements in quality and increased flexibility of all participants in the value chain. For the fourth year in a row, the company honoured suppliers for their outstanding performance with the Global Supplier Award. For the first time this year, one supplier was honoured for its innovation initiative.

Given the growth targets of the company, purchasing and supplier development are gaining in strategic importance. "We intend to continue expanding and strengthening our innovation leadership. Close cooperation with suppliers is extremely important to us. For nearly 75 years now, the name MANN+HUMMEL has been synonymous with first class filtration performance", says Alfred Weber, CEO of MANN+HUMMEL. "We are committed to serving customers and maintaining our good reputation. This award is designed not only to recognize outstanding achievements, but also as an incentive for our suppliers to strive for a key competitive edge through their performance and innovations for MANN+HUMMEL in the future." Alfred Weber and Hanno Hoehn, Group Vice President Purchasing for MANN+HUMMEL, presented the awards on Monday evening in Stuttgart.

The Global Supplier Event 2015 of the MANN+HUMMEL group took place under the motto "Passion to intensify and innovate". MANN+HUMMEL presented in total 7 Supplier of the Year awards, plus for the first time a special “Supplier Innovation” award. The categories span all fields of technology where the company will define the future of technology as a leader in filtration.

The “best of the best” out of 68 top suppliers from 16 countries are:

  • Smurfit Kappa GmbH,  Germany/Ireland

  • Uchiyama Manufacturing Corp., Japan

  • Randall Metals Corporation, USA

  • BASF SE, Germany

  • Hörnlein Umformtechnik GmbH,  Germany

  • Henkel AG & CO KGaA,  Germany

  • Kunshan DKC Automotive Systems Co. Ltd., USA

  • Innovation Award for SAVATECH, d.o.o, Slovenia

MANN+HUMMEL, a development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries, plans dynamic growth and an increase in turnover from 2.62 billion Euros in 2012 to 3.4 billion euros in 2018. Special growth regions are still China and the US. Reliable partners are crucial for this growth to take place. The standards set by the filtration specialist and by their customers are high: professionalism with regard to cost management, supply chain management and project planning, uncompromising quality, collaboration for innovation, sustainability, an international presence, and excellent flexibility.

“At MANN+HUMMEL, sourcing is truly global: Our customers, our projects, our plants, our employees, and our suppliers - our entire value chain is global", says Hanno Hoehn, Head of Global Purchasing. "Together with our top suppliers we are committed to manage the economical realities of globalization on the base of an effective and reliable partnership”.


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