Stuttgart/Leipzig. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, honoured last year’s ten best suppliers at the Porsche works in Leipzig. First prize went to Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. from Lippstadt, which manufactures innovative headlight systems for the sports car manufacturer. Uwe-Karsten Städter, since April head of the newly created procurement position on the Porsche AG Board of Management said: “Recent months have been characterised first and foremost by an unexpectedly rapid recovery in the world economy as well as the tragic events in Japan. That the consequences for Porsche have been kept to a minimum is also attributable to the particular efforts of the suppliers.”
To cope with future challenges, Städter called on suppliers to make their company financially weather proof and to continue to bring their expertise and innovation to bear in helping to ensure that Porsche continues to be capable of providing quality and delivery reliability of the highest order. In international studies, the sports car brand constantly excels in terms of its outstanding quality.
The Zuffenhausen company wants to emulate these successes with the new generation of the legendary 911 as well. Supplier partners, responsible for approximately 80 percent of the value creation, have an important role to play in ensuring quality. “I want to see the new 911 as well right up there in the J.D. Power quality rankings from the very first year”, said Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG. “And I am convinced that, together, we will do it.”
In addition to Hella KGaA Hueck & Co, Porsche honoured a further nine suppliers with the Porsche Supplier Award 2011 in recognition of their top-notch performance.
In the production material category, they were: Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Takane, Fujii-cho, Anjo City, Aichi, Japan, Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH, Paderborn, Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG, Neunkirchen, GKN Driveline Deutschland GmbH, Offenbach, Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior S.R.O., Levallois, France, Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, Herzogenaurach and Willi Elbe Gelenkwellen GmbH & Co. KG, Tamm. Companies honoured in the non-production material category were: Witron Logistik + Informatik GmbH, Parkstein. The prize in the logistic services category was awarded to: BLG Automobile Logistics GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen.