Reifenhäuser Maschinenfabrik presented its Reifenhäuser Supplier Awards for the eleventh time to honor the best suppliers to Reifenhäuser Extrusion, Reifenhäuser Reicofil and Reiloy Metall of the year 2012. With the award, Reifenhäuser recognizes excellent performance, superior commitment, and important contributions to the success of the company.

The winners were selected among 262 rated suppliers who account for 95 percent of Reifenhäuser’s total procurement volume in terms of value.

Companies who wish to be among the best suppliers to the Reifenhäuser Group must achieve the top rating of excellent in the categories quality, logistics, cooperation and innovation. In 2012, more than 50 percent of the 262 suppliers rated succeeded in fulfilling this criterion. In addition to this, the seven companies awarded have distinguished themselves through their particular commitment, innovations and outstanding cooperation.

The seven suppliers of the year 2012 are:

  • Anton Klein Industrieverpackungen + Logistik GmbH
    Industrial packaging and logistics services
  • Seco Tools GmbH
    Metal cutting tools
  • A. & C. Kosik GmbH
    Systems and components
  • Buderus Edelstahl GmbH
    Tool steel
  • Extricom GmbH Blach Extruder & Components
    Extruder components
  • Thomas-Eisenhandel GmbH
    Steel trade
  • Enka Tecnica GmbH
    Nonwoven and meltblown spinnerets

Jörg Stolz, head of Reifenhäuser’s materials management department, emphasized in his award speech that the winners are also honored for providing optimal support to Reifenhäuser in exceptional situations. He says: “Extreme situations, whether times of crisis or extremely high levels of utilization, can be mastered by equipment manufacturers only if they have the right external partners.” And Jörg Stolz added: “Our suppliers of the year have supported the consistent strategic alignment and innovative force of the Reifenhäuser Group through their commitment and flexibility.”

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik