Pirelli has given supplier awards to the top nine companies from its more than 10,000 suppliers at the global level. According to the company, the Pirelli Supplier Awards acknowledge companies that have “distinguished themselves by making Pirelli’s supply chain more sustainable, innovative and qualitatively excellent, thus contributing to making Pirelli’s products always more High Value, in line with the company’s strategy”.
With the new innovation competition, internationally operating automotive supplier, Hella is strengthening cooperation with its selected, high-performance suppliers, as well as expanding its own innovative strength. The aim of the competition “Hella Co-Innovation Platform” (HIP) is to involve particularly innovative suppliers in the early phases of product development and thus jointly advance the development of new, forward-looking technologies.
Sustainability, innovation and quality of service were the key elements for the Pirelli Supplier Awards 2018, the annual occasion when the company awards nine suppliers from its global supply chain of over 10,000. The Supplier Awards reward those suppliers who shine for their ability to make the Pirelli supply chain even more sustainable and enhance qualitative excellence, making Pirelli’s products more high value, in line with the group’s strategy.
Every year, US-based truck manufacturer Paccar Inc. recognises suppliers who meet or exceed its ‘10 PPM’ quality standard – the equivalent of ten or fewer defective parts for every million components shipped to PACCAR. This year, PACCAR acknowledged 268 suppliers in 26 countries with a 10 PPM Supplier Quality award for achieving this high level of quality performance, and additionally for meeting meet demanding criteria for delivery performance, customer support, and business impact.
Hankook Tire is once again a GM Supplier of the Year awardee. General Motors honoured the tyre maker as one of its 132 best suppliers at a ceremony held on 20 April. This is the second consecutive year Hankook has received the award.
Cooper Tire Asia has received the 2017 Excellent Supplier award from Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC). The award was given at BAIC’s recent annual supplier conference held in Beijing. Nearly 150 suppliers were invited to the event where Cooper was presented with the award in the off-road vehicle segment.
Alliance Tire Americas has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2017 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Wakefield, Massachusetts-based company was selected for the honour in recognition of the quality of its products and services and its commitment to continuous improvement.
Dunlop has received motorcycle manufacturer KTM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award. The Austrian manufacturer rated Dunlop as an A+ supplier for the perfect supply of motorcycle tyres in 2016. Dunlop states that KTM is currently the fastest growing motorcycle manufacturer in the world.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been selected as one of the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Superior Suppliers for 2017. The award recognises military industry partners who demonstrate exceptional performance supporting DLA, America’s combat logistics support agency, and deliver high quality products to the US military and its contracted agencies.
At its 2017 Supplier Day, Continental’s Automotive Group honoured 15 companies with Supplier of the Year awards for their performance during the 2016 production year. Contenders from the more than 2,700 series suppliers whose components Continental used last year were evaluated in the 15 category awards for quality, technology, costs and purchasing conditions and logistics. The category winners were awarded by Dr Elmar Degenhart, chairman of Continental AG’s Executive Board, and Günter Fella, head of purchasing at Continental Automotive.
Hankook Tire has commented on its recognition as a General Motors Supplier of the Year. The company was one of five tyre makers to gain this distinction at the vehicle manufacturer’s 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, which was held in Orlando, Florida at the end of March.
General Motors recognised 118 of its best global suppliers during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony on 31 March in Orlando, Florida. Automotive suppliers from 15 countries received GM’s Supplier of the Year award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, providing customers with the most innovative technologies and the industry’s highest-quality vehicles. More than half of the suppliers were repeat winners from 2015, including Bridgestone Corporation, who received an award for the second consecutive year and for the 15th occasion in total.