A key event at Jungheinrich’s suppliers’ day on 6 April was the presentation of the Jungheinrich Production Supplier Awards. The forklift truck manufacturer and materials handling equipment company honoured its leading suppliers in five key categories. Wenzel Industrie GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marangoni Industrial Tyres S.r.l., was named one of two top suppliers in the ‘FG Components’ category.
Trelleborg is a Deutz-Fahr China ‘2016 Excellent Supplier’. It gained this accolade on 13 January at a meeting of suppliers organised by Deutz-Fahr Machinery Company Ltd in Linyi, China. The award was received on behalf of the tyre maker by Sandy Luo, senior sales and marketing manager at Trelleborg Agricultural and Forestry Tire in China.
Voting has begun for the IAAF’s Annual Awards, with winners set to be unveiled at the association’s annual gathering held at the ICC in Birmingham on Thursday 15 December. The award ceremony will welcome around 600 aftermarket personnel, with industry-leading motor factors and suppliers eager to win the coveted awards.
Mitas has earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Prague based company was selected for the honour in recognition of its “dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.”
On 10 March, General Motors held its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in the company’s headquarters city of Detroit, recognising 110 suppliers from 17 countries, including Bridgestone. It was the 14th occasion that Bridgestone Corporation has been designated a GM Supplier of the Year since the vehicle manufacturer inaugurated the award in 1992.
Autoparts UK announced its ‘Supplier of the Year’ at St Andrew’s Sporting Club’s Annual Burns Night event, with Sogefi Filtration picking up the award. The established distributor invited suppliers and customers to the event for a night of celebration and networking with the promise of announcing its ‘supplier of the year’ award, as voted for […]
In July the Volkswagen Group nominated the first 44 suppliers who will collaborate with the vehicle manufacturer under FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks), a joint initiative that aims to respond to current automotive sector challenges and the digital transformation occurring within the industry. Bridgestone Corporation is the only tyre maker to have been nominated in this initial batch of suppliers; Bridgestone Europe president and CEO Franco Annunziato states that the company looks forward to participating in the FAST programme to “help provide solutions for the vehicles of tomorrow.”
Brake Engineering is launching “Original Aftermarket”, an initiative the company says will redefine the supply and fit of braking products in the automotive aftermarket and bring transparency, clarity and quality to an overly complex product sector. Launching in October, the company will introduce a range of services designed to cut-through the trade’s misunderstandings of the braking sector and work to grow a distributor’s sales of the company’s complete range of calipers, discs, drums, hydraulics, pads and shoes.
Wheel servicing specialist Pro-Align has been awarded a five-star rating by leading garage equipment manufacturer Hunter Engineering for the first time. Pro-Align said this reflected the significant progression and development of the Hunter brand in the UK. The company was also presented with Hunter’s “Platinum Partner” award for the ninth consecutive year, indicating the Towcester-based company as one of Hunter’s most successful and important global distributors.
The UK’s leading manufacturer of tipping trailers, Fruehauf has selected Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) as a leading supplier for both forged aluminium and steel wheels. The agreement includes technical support and supply of commercial vehicle wheels for the company’s complete range of tipper units.
The Michelin Group’s Aircraft Tire Division has been recognised as a Boeing Company ‘Supplier of the Year’. The tyre maker was one of 14 companies (and one university) honoured at a Ceremony held in the USA on 15 April. Michelin was awarded in the ‘Electronics/Hydraulics/Mechanical’ category. Michelin also received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award.
Mitas has been awarded the overall prize at the Claas Supplier of the Year Awards 2014. The farm equipment manufacturer rewarded Mitas for its development partnership, a cooperation including active participation in logistics and lesser development projects. The gala event took place in January in Harsewinkel, Germany. Mitas won the award from among 900 serial part suppliers.
Tructyre Fleet Management has made software systems provider CAM its ‘Supplier of the Year’ after receiving over 72 per cent of the votes from the senior management team. Tructyre MD Glenn Sherwood said that CAM “has worked really hard in 2014 to meet the needs of the business and the industry as a whole.” Mike Allen, managing director of CAM, said that its achievement had “been made possible because the organisation has been open and collaborative making for a dynamic and fruitful partnership.”
Pirelli has been presented with the 2014 BMW Supplier Innovation Award, a prize that the German manufacturer gives to its most innovative suppliers every year. The Italian tyre firm was awarded the ‘best innovation in quality’ prize at a ceremony held yesterday in Amsterdam, for its Real Dynamic Curing technology: used in the tyre vulcanisation process.