Dürr Supplier Award presented for second time
Bietigheim-Bissingen, December 2016 – The Dürr Group has recognized its best suppliers for the second time with the Dürr Supplier Award. The nominees included suppliers to Dürr and its Schenck subsidiary but also, for the first time, suppliers to the HOMAG Group, which was acquired in 2014. The award ceremony took place on October 24, 2016 during the Suppliers’ Day, which formed part of the company’s Open House. In its awards, the international mechanical and plant engineering group honors partners who make an important contribution to the Group’s long-term corporate success by means of their innovations, the quality of their products, and their commitment to maintaining reliable delivery performance and costs.
“We make high demands of our suppliers because they contribute to our success with our customers. Treating each other respectfully as equals is a very important factor in this regard for us,” declared Ralph Heuwing, Dürr AG’s CFO, who is responsible for procurement on the Board of Management. “As a growth-focused company, we need reliable partners who will be at our side in our global operations. The Dürr Supplier Award is our way of underlining our relationship with strategically important suppliers and thanking them for the quality of their collaboration with us.”
The Dürr Supplier Award is presented in the categories “Innovation & Technology”, “Global Partner” and “Quality & Reliability”, with the 32 best suppliers being nominated. Several of them had previously also been nominated when the awards were first made back in 2014.
About the winners:
In the “Innovation & Technology” category the award went to KEBA AG. This company from Linz, Austria, is an innovative development partner assisting Dürr with high-performance control technology for the new generation of robots.
Minimax GmbH & Co. KG from Bad Oldesloe, Germany, received the “Global Partner” award. This globally operating supplier of fire protection systems for paint shops and buildings meets Dürr’s international requirements in outstanding way.
The recipient of the “Quality & Reliability” award was Mecawel spol. s r.o., which is the largest single supplier to the HOMAG Group and has been reliably supplying assemblies, individual components and complete machines for some 25 years. This makes the company from Nekor, Czech Republic, one of the Dürr subsidiary’s key partners.