Waiblingen-based ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG honored six suppliers with its "Supplier of the Year 2016" award. ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG is the world's leading manufacturer of chain saws and also produces many other outdoor power tools, including trimmers, brushcutters, cut-off machines as well as blowers and sprayers. The certificates that go with the awards were presented at a special ceremony in May by Dr. Bertram Kandziora, chairman of the executive board and board member responsible for manufacturing and materials.
STIHL has presented the "Supplier of the Year" award to a total of 100 suppliers since 1990. Twenty-two of those companies have won the award twice, eight have been honored three times, two four times and two suppliers five times.
The assessment criteria for the award were outstanding accomplishments with respect to quality, technology, innovation, service and price-performance ratio. The "Supplier of the Year" award spotlights the suppliers who have supported STIHL in a special way with their high supply quality, punctual deliveries, flexibility, cooperation and special know-how.
The six award winners are:
HANS KOLB Wellpappe GmbH & Co. KG
Memmingen / Germany
München-Haar / Germany
(renewals for protection of intellectual property rights)
Radici Novacips S.p.A.
Chignolo d'Isola (BG) / Italy
Reinhold Bürkle Technische Federn GmbH
Kernen i. R. / Germany
(stamping and wire forming parts)
Osaka / Japan
IIDA DENKI KOGYO CO., LTD.
Tokyo / Japan
(electronic modules and electromechanical assemblies)