Tognum pays tribute to its best suppliers
Posted on October 20, 2009
Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH has chosen to distinguish three of its best business partners with its “Supplier Award” for 2008.
- Suppliers Awards in three categories for unmachined parts, finished parts and most promising supplier of the year
- Criteria: ongoing optimization
- Purchasing volume of over € 1.5 billion in 2008
Friedrichshafen, 20 October 2009. Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH has chosen to distinguish three of its best business partners with its “Supplier Award” for 2008. “We expect our suppliers to constantly optimize their products and processes, for example with regard to cost and quality, so that we in turn can always deliver products of the very finest quality to our own customers”, says
Dr. Ulrich Dohle, Member of the Executive Board and CTO of Tognum AG, and adds: “At the same time, we value long-term partnerships from which both parties can benefit”.
Tognum’s Supplier Award for unmachined parts went for the fourth year in succession to Gienanth GmbH based in Eisenberg. The company supplies crankcases of superlative quality to Friedrichshafen for Series 4000 engines. The Peter Fuchs Technology Group AG company from Stansstad in Switzerland won the award as best finished parts supplier for its impressive performance, whilst the supplier showing the most promise is ZF Padova S.p.A. based in Padua, Italy. Key factors in the assessment are quality, price, logistics, and support. Two examples of the continuation of a long-term business association are newly signed agreements covering several years with Behr, the cooling system manufacturer, and with Federal Mogul, which produces pistons and piston rings. Both parties stand to significantly benefit from these long-term contracts.
In response to the economic crisis, Tognum acted swiftly in the field of materials purchasing and introduced important measures as part of its Robust Action Plan. These include targeted supplier risk management and a sub-project for reducing material costs.