Eight top suppliers receive the MANN+HUMMEL Global Supplier Award 2013

Honor to MANN+HUMMEL suppliers

The winners of the MANN+HUMMEL Global Supplier Award 2013

Ludwigsburg, October 2nd, 2013 – They are the key enablers of MANN+HUMMEL’s success – the partners and suppliers of the global filtration specialist. The increasingly demanding customer requirements in the automotive industry require consistent improvements in quality and increased flexibility of all participants in the value chain. For the third year in a row, the company honours suppliers for their extraordinary performance with the Global Supplier Award.

Given the growth targets of the company, purchasing and supplier development are gaining in strategic importance. In line with turnover, the purchasing volume of the filtration specialist is expected to increase by approximately 40% by 2018 to reach 2.5 billion euros.

"We are committed to serving customers and maintaining our good reputation. For more than 70 years now, the name MANN+HUMMEL has been synonymous with first class filtration performance", says Frank B. Jehle, Deputy CEO. "Our partners share this success. Today, I am happy to present the Global Supplier Award 2013 of the MANN+HUMMEL group to eight partners who implement our requirements in an exceptional manner." Frank Jehle and Hanno Hoehn, Group Vice President Purchasing for MANN+HUMMEL, presented the awards today in Stuttgart.

The Global Supplier Event 2013 of the MANN+HUMMEL group takes place under the motto "connected for success – boosting global purchasing performance". The awards are designed to be an acknowledgement of the successful partnerships suppliers have with the company, and also serve as an incentive for future co-operation.

The best of the best out of 67 top suppliers from 14 countries are:

  • Argomm S.p.A., rubber sealing and component manufacturer, Italy;
  • Tech-link Silicones Co., Ltd., rubber duct manufacturer, China;
  • Wallstabe & Schneider GmbH & Co. KG, rubber sealing and component manufacturer, Germany and India;
  • Foma S.P.A., diecast aluminium manufacturer; Italy;
  •  PSM International Fasteners Ltd., fastening manufacturer; Hongkong, China
  • VoestAlpine Stahl Service Center GmbH, steel-based technology group, Austria;
  • S.E.P., filter body manufacturer, France;
  • Stampline Metais Estampados Ltda., metal parts manufacturer, Brazil.

MANN+HUMMEL, a development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries, plans dynamic growth and an increase in turnover from 2.62 billion Euros in 2012 to 3.4 billion euros in 2018. Special growth regions are still the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, China, and India. Reliable partners are crucial for this growth to take place. The standards set by the filtration specialist and by their customers are high: professionalism with regard to cost management, supply chain management and project planning, uncompromising quality, collaboration for innovation, sustainability, an international presence, and excellent flexibility.

“At MANN+HUMMEL, sourcing is truly global: Our customers, our projects, our plants, our employees, and our suppliers - our entire value chain is global", says Hoehn, Head of Purchasing. "Together with our top suppliers we are committed to manage the economical realities of globalization on the base of an effective and reliable partnership”.

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Press photo:           The winners of the MANN+HUMMEL Global Supplier Award 2013

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The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 14,575 people at more than 50 locations worldwide, the company achieved turnover of approx. 2.6 billion euros in 2012. The group's product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and plastic components for sound design, so-called symposers, and filter elements for servicing. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial applications the company's product range includes industrial filters and membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems.