In the eleventh edition of the Daimler Supplier Award, Daimler thanked more than 500 strategic partners and key suppliers for their innovative cooperation based on partnership. Furthermore, ten selected suppliers were awarded the Daimler Supplier Award. Fritz Winter Eisengießerei was able to obtain the desired prize in the category ‘partnership’ of the Daimler Trucks & Buses division.
The Award’s motto was “Vision, Venture, Value”
The motto is at the same time an appeal to the suppliers: Contribute. Participate. Be ahead. The event took place on February 20 with 500 invited guests at the Carl Benz Arena Stuttgart.
“In the film industry it is the Oscar – we have the Daimler Supplier Award. The highest award which is granted for the best performance.” Wilko A. Stark, Divisional Director Purchasing and Supplier Quality Mercedes Benz Cars
The award intends to appreciate once per year the superior performances and the collaboration based on partnership of ten selected suppliers. The performances are measured in the areas quality, partnership and innovation. Furthermore, parameters like economic efficiency, delivery reliability and sustainable behavior also play an important role.
“The extremely short-term implementation of the project OM 470 represents an important milestone for Fritz Winter which ensures - in addition to the most recent successful acquisitions of further heavy-duty crank cases, especially for the American market - the long-term capacity utilization of the location Stadtallendorf!” Richard Pausch, Executive Director Global Sales and Marketing
Fritz Winter Eisengießerei earns the award of the category ‘partnership’ by means of the development and supply of the OM 470 crank case in an extraordinary speed. The supply of first parts after five months only and the following supply of the series parts after seven months allowed an earlier start of production. With this, Fritz Winter managed to halve the regular project duration.