Siemens honors its best suppliers each year – for those companies with long-term and profoundly optimized processes throughout the shared supply chain, technological expertise, sustainability, global presence and innovation. Weidmuller was nominated in the categories of sustainability, global value sourcing and drive through innovation. The company was honored as a finalist in the category "Best Overall Supplier 2011".
The prize was given to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Volpert Briel by Barbara Kux, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, Head of Supply Chain Management and Chief Sustainability Officer, in a ceremony for the Third Siemens Supplier Forum in Feldafing, Germany.
"This prize is a confirmation for us that we create added value for our customers through our innovation and our service," enthused Briel. He then took the trophy with him to Nürnberg to the SPS/IPC DRIVES automation trade fair, where it received a place of honor at Weidmuller's exhibition stand. "We are very proud of this award. It is the result of many years of superb cooperation between our employees – especially the sales teams with Siemens Purchasing" explains CEO Dr. Peter Köhler.
Weidmuller was particularly convincing because of their personal proximity and outstanding services. "The relationship with Weidmuller is characterized by open communication. Another plus is the excellent technical support," explained Goran Cirkovic, a senior director at Siemens PUC Group, about the honor.
The Siemens Supplier Award 2011 is awarded under the auspices of Barbara Kux. There are four categories of awards for the more than 91,000 suppliers. Awards are granted based on performance that is clearly better than the competition for fiscal year 2011.
Weidmuller is the leading provider of solutions for the transmission of power, data and control signals in industrial environments. The company develops, produces and sells industrial electronics, network infrastructure components and connectivity solutions such as Industrial Ethernet, Relays, Power Supplies, I/O modules, printed circuit board connectors, terminal blocks and complete DIN Rail assemblies. The Weidmuller group has a strong international focus with manufacturing and sales locations in over 70 countries.
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