Waiblingen-based ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG honored five suppliers with its "Supplier of the Year 2014" 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 April 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 96 suppliers since 1990. Twenty-four of those companies have won the award twice, five have been honored three times and three four 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 five award winners are:
BPS...tec GmbH, Schorndorf / Germany
Domel, d.d., Železniki / Slovenia
(Electric motors, generators)
HAMA Mold Technology (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong / China
Sapa Precision Tubing Lichtervelde NV, Lichtervelde / Belgium
(Welded aluminium tubing)
Selettra SRL, Bentivoglio / Italy