ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG honored five suppliers with its "Supplier of the Year 2018" award. The certificates that go with the awards were presented at a special ceremony on June 4 by Dr. Bertram Kandziora, chairman of the STIHL executive board and board member responsible for manufacturing and materials. "The fact that you can rely on each other is what sets a good partnership apart. And last year showed us that we were always able to rely on you, our valued suppliers. Our relationship is not just characterized by reliability. You also offer outstanding quality, price competitiveness, flexibility, service and innovative strength, and have been doing so for many years", says Dr. Kandziora. STIHL has presented the "Supplier of the Year" award to a total of 107 suppliers since 1990.
The five winners of the award "Supplier of the Year 2018" are:
- August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. KG (Marienheide / Deutschland)
Files, fileholders and file handles
- Bruker+Günter GmbH (Schramberg / Deutschland)
- Ernst W. Velleuer GmbH & Co. KG (Velbert / Deutschland)
Bending and stamping parts
- it compact engineering GmbH (Waiblingen / Deutschland)
R&D engineering services
- Nittan Valve Co., Ltd. (Hadano / Japan)
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.
Caption (Full names from left)
Tobias Rumig, Roland Rumig from it compact engineering GmbH
Yoshimoto Kurihara, Toshimichi Kimbara from Nittan Valve Co., Ltd.
Dr. Bertram Kandziora from ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG
Bernd Günter, Friedrich Scherzinger from Bruker+Günter GmbH
Frank Jahn, Ralph Pfeffer from Ernst W. Velleuer GmbH & Co. KG
Anja Digilio, Jörn Bielenberg from August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. KG
Dieter Eckstein from ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG