Uniwheels wins Volvo quality award
The Uniwheels Germany factory in Werdohl delivers alloy wheels to a number of Volvo models, including the XC60, XC70 and XC90. This supply has been acknowledged the car maker; at a ceremony held in Sweden at the end of last year, Uniwheels Germany received a 2014 Volvo Quality Through Excellence Award (VQE Award). The company says it obtained this prestigious award by achieving the maximum score in all 12 relevant criteria categories.
The criteria and disciplines under consideration for the selection of this award were, among others: Logistics, Trust Issues, Customer Plant Impact, Manufacturing Site Assessment, and Lean Deployment. In its letter of award notification to Uniwheels, Jonny Samuelsson, purchasing manager at Volvo Car Corporation, commented: “Congratulations to the German Uniwheels production plant whose staff has worked tirelessly to obtain the VQE status. And I am glad to announce that Uniwheels’ plant in Poland has been nominated to a similar award in January 2015.” Samuelsson added that “Volvo’s expectations are for all suppliers to reach this level of competence and most importantly retain their status.”
“We are very proud to be regarded by Volvo Cars as among the best suppliers overall and to obtain this important award.” said Uniwheels CEO Ralf Schmid. “For Uniwheels and its employees it is a proof for supplying Volvo and other premium customers with the highest quality and safety standards as in our group the primary objective remains to exceed always our customers´ expectations.”