At Hannover Messe, ContiTech recognized its Suppliers of the Year 2015 in the fields of anti-vibration technology and noise isolation. The five companies – Karl A. Sass GmbH & Co. KG, Shanghai HEBA Die-Casting Co. Ltd., Brugger GmbH, BASF SE, and Chosen Moulding & Assembly Co. Ltd. – all displayed impressive supply performance in 2015. „Our suppliers are key to the success of our company. We can maintain the highest quality standards and achieve technological progress only with the support of our partners,” says Hicran Hayik-Koller, lead buyer for raw materials and chemicals at ContiTech Vibration Control, who presented the certificates together with Diethard Schneider, head of lightweight construction pre-development.
Innovative suppliers recognized once again
Suppliers Brugger GmbH, Shanghai HEBA Die-Casting Co. Ltd., and Karl A. Sass GmbH & Co. KG can be particularly proud of their performance, as all three companies have already been awarded the title of Supplier of the Year on several occasions. The absolute top performer is Brugger Magnetsysteme GmbH, who received the prestigious award for the eighth time. „Brugger works to high standards and the company is sustainable and environmentally conscious yet still manages to remain competitive,” says Hayik-Koller. In addition, Chosen Moulding & Assembly and BASF SE received the title of top supplier for the first time. BASF SE is a longstanding partner of ContiTech and supplies high-tech materials that enable modern lightweight construction solutions for engine and chassis mounting systems in vehicles, for example.
This year, ContiTech evaluated a total of 200 suppliers and subsequently selected five companies to hold the title of Supplier of the Year 2015 for a whole year. ContiTech bases its evaluation on various criteria. Product quality, good supplier performance with fast availability, and a high level of development expertise are all among the deciding factors.
Suppliers of the Year 2015:
Karl A. Sass GmbH & Co. KG
Karl A. Sass manufactures stamped and drawn components as prototypes as well as in production and offers its customers advice in the development of these components. The primary business areas of the company include sheet-formed parts for metal-to-rubber components, air spring pots, suspension for dirt absorbers, and clinched and butt-joint rings. In 2015, Sass Metall had 24 employees and generated sales of around €4 million.
Shanghai HEBA Die-Casting Co. Ltd.
Die-casting specialist Shanghai HEBA Die-Casting Co. Ltd. supplies the ContiTech plants in China, Mexico, and Slovakia with aluminum die-cast components from China. The company is certified in accordance with ISO/TS16949 and ISO14001. With 135 employees, it generated sales of around €12 million in 2015.
Brugger GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of permanently magnetic assemblies and supplies the ContiTech plant in Hanover. Brugger supplements and finishes metal-to-rubber elements from ContiTech Vibration Control with magnet systems. In 2015, Brugger Magnetsysteme generated sales of €12.6 million and employed 94 members of staff.
The Performance Materials division at BASF combines all of the materials expertise of BASF under one roof for the production of innovative, customized plastics. The company offers a wide range of products and services as well as a profound understanding of application-oriented system solutions. In 2015, BASF employed around 112,000 staff members at 344 production sites and generated sales of more than €70 billion – €6.7 billion of which can be attributed to the Performance Materials division.
Chosen Moulding & Assembly Co. Ltd.
The specialist in precision metal stamping, casting molds, and manufacturing facilities develops and produces its products in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and China. Its range includes plastic injection molding and aluminum die-casting as well as processing right up to the manufacture of the entire product. In 2015, Chosen Moulding & Assembly achieved sales of $250 million. The company has 4,800 employees.