Electrolux held its first ever Supplier Awards event on November 20, 2013, celebrating its top direct material suppliers from around the world and selecting twelve winners out of 3,000 potential candidates.
“It’s extremely important to acknowledge the excellent performance of our key suppliers and highlight the value they bring to Electrolux,” said Gregoire Letort, Chief Purchasing Officer. “We really appreciate the commitment of our long-standing and newer partnerships.”
From materials and components like ceramic glass, motors, plastics and electronics to transportation, the Supplier Awards recognize suppliers for their highest standards of quality, innovation, performance, service, cost, on-time delivery and sustainable practices.
Thirty finalists gathered for a one-day event at Electrolux headquarters in Stockholm featuring a supplier showcase on innovation and productivity, a tour of the Group’s newest products and the awards ceremony.
The winners of the Electrolux global Supplier Awards for 2013 are EuroKera (two awards), Jones Plastic and Engineering, Inplac, Benedict, Chunju, Huntsman, Nuova Star, Daerim Precision, Sanhua AWECO, Carel Industries, and Maersk.
“I’d like to congratulate all the winners who help us be more successful in our business and more innovative in our products,” Gregoire Letort said. “Our suppliers are critical in helping us achieve our business results and deliver best-in-class products to local and global markets.”
Winners were chosen in the following categories:
The Supplier Excellence Award recognizes operational excellence in product development, price competitiveness, outstanding quality and supply chain as well as social and environmental practices. Suppliers nominated for this award have a sustainable performance record that enables Electrolux factories to produce the most competitive home appliances with the best quality.
The Supplier Innovation Awards recognizes collaboration between Electrolux and its suppliers to develop new innovative components that make a difference in our products and for our consumers.
The Global Logistics Award recognizes the best shipping company that provides the highest quality of service, on-time delivery, performance, cost competitiveness and sustainability practices.
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