Electrolux recognized the outstanding performance of its top suppliers from around the world at its 10th Supplier Awards event on Thursday, November 3, livestreamed from Stockholm, Sweden.
To share key messages with the suppliers were Electrolux Group leaders including Jonas Samuelson, CEO, Carsten Franke, COO, Ola Nilsson, Chief Experience Officer, Anna Ohlsson-Leijon, Chief Commercial Officer, Vanessa Butani, VP Sustainability, and Filippo Milanese, Chief Purchasing Officer.
“Congratulations to all of these winning suppliers,” says Filippo Milanese, Chief Purchasing Officer. “Whilst they represent diverse industries, from component manufacturing, raw material, equipment, finish product to logistic providers, they all have one thing in common: they excel in operational excellence, sustainability and innovation, which are key to delivering outstanding branded lifetime experiences for our consumers."
At the Supplier Awards ceremony, seven awards were presented in the following categories: Operational Excellence – Direct Material and Service Provider, Consumer Experience Award – Taste , Care and Wellbeing, Sustainability, and Supplier of the Year.
And the 2022 winners are…
Supplier of the Year
The Supplier of the Year Award recognizes the supplier that has distinguished itself by making the biggest impact in terms of value creation for Electrolux.
Maersk, a provider of ocean logistics services, has excelled in on-time delivery and supported Electrolux with a novel long-term agreement. This has provided a framework to act on long-term goals through the Supplier Relationship Management program. Maersk has been central in our sustainability efforts through its ECO Delivery program.
Operational Excellence Awards
The Operational Excellence Awards – Direct Material and Service Provider – recognize excellence in value creation, supply chain flexibility, as well as service quality.
Computime has proactively worked to minimize the impact of the global semiconductor shortage, even sharing components with their competitors to support Electrolux. They have proposed alternative components as well as being fully transparent.
e-llis Supply Chain Solutions
e-llis, a supply chain solution provider, has supported Electrolux in improving its inbound transportation operations and costs by managing its KPI performance, continuous improvement focus and highly flexible approach. E-llis has also helped Electrolux advance its sustainability agenda through network optimization to reduce empty kilometers, developing measurements of CO2 for inbound transport, supporting the launch of the first e-truck by Electrolux, and promoting other low carbon emission transport modes.
Consumer Experience Awards
The Consumer Experience Awards – Taste, Care and Wellbeing – recognize suppliers who collaborate with Electrolux to help create better consumer experiences.
Sabaf supplies various gas and electromechanical components for food preparation across all business areas. They have helped to successfully launch a complexity reduction initiative, standardizing the gas burner elements for ranges across all factories and Business Areas and improving supply resilience, quality and cost.
Plast provides plastic injection molded components and assemblies for all product lines for our Asia-Pacific and European business areas. They have notably co-designed a new innovative dispenser for one of our European washing machines, which created a more sustainable and fully automatic process solution, improved quality, optimized logistics and material handling.
Chunju supplies Electrolux with almost a full range of floor care products. They have consistently ensured high quality product deliveries with a short lead time while developing innovative platform solutions.
The Sustainability Award recognizes the supplier that has made the most progress towards the Electrolux sustainability targets including climate neutrality in our operations by 2030 and across the entire value chain by 2050.
Ternium, a carbon steel mill, has focused on recycling using scrap steel in their electric arc furnace facilities, shifted to renewable energy and carbon capture technologies, and responsibly utilized natural resources towards their 20% CO2 emission intensity reduction target by 2030.
Congratulations also to all the finalists!
H&T, Ilpea, Mechanica, Sun Strong, Plastmer, Ningbo Taller and EGO for their great contributions in 2022.