Waiblingen-based ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG has honored six suppliers with its "Supplier of the Year 2012" award. ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG is the world's leading manufacturer of chain saws and produces many other portable power tools, including trimmers, brushcutters, cut-off machines, blowers and sprayers. The certificates that go with the awards were presented at a special ceremony in June by Dr. Bertram Kandziora, chairman of the executive board and senior vice president, manufacturing and materials.
Since it was introduced in 1990, the "Supplier of the Year" award has been presented to a total of 92 suppliers. Twenty-one of those companies have won the award twice, five have received it three times and two 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 those suppliers who have supported the company in its quest for high supply quality, punctual deliveries, flexibility, cooperation and special know-how.
The six award-winning suppliers of 2012 are:
Arcoprofil SRL, Santorso / Italy
Bruker & Günter GmbH, Schramberg / Germany
(Turned parts, assemblies)
L. Funk & Söhne GmbH, Stuttgart / Germany
(International insurance brokers)
SIIX Corp., Osaka / Japan
IIDA DENKI KOGYO CO., LTD., Tokio / Japan
(Ignition systems, control units)
3st kommunikation GmbH, Mainz / Germany
(Corporate communications agency)