March 12th, 2019 – Daimler Plant Mannheim: Mr. Gerhard Berger, Head of Supplier Management Daimler Truck, presented the Daimler Supplier Award in the category “Best Delivery Quality” to the representatives of AB Elektronik Sachsen GmbH. Receiving the award were: Georg Schafrath (Plant Manager), Lars Nolte (Sales Director Daimler) and Peter Pursche (Quality Planning Manager) (left to right above).
The Daimler Supplier Award is presented annually by Daimler AG in recognition of superior performance and partnership with its suppliers. This award, which is highly valued in the automotive industry, is measured on the performance characteristics of quality, partnership and innovation. Economic efficiency, delivery reliability and sustainable behavior are also evaluated.
AB Elektronik Sachsen GmbH received the award in the category “Outstanding Delivery Quality” for a temperature sensor used in diesel engines for air applications. This award is presented for above -average fulfilment of many details and parameters in the supply chain.
In addition to product quality, there are exact quantities, absolute adherence to delivery dates and compliance with extensive packaging regulations, to name but a few criteria.
Within the framework of IATF requirements customary in the industry, automotive suppliers are obligated to set high standards anyway. Georg Schafrath sees the key to this success principally in the ‘How’ of its implementation: “We have succeeded in achieving very good results in supplier management, material handling, planning and production, and not least in goods logistics. Almost all specialist areas are involved in our plant, and the corresponding foundations are laid as early as the product development stage. The deep involvement of our employees in all processes, and the awareness of the quality of every single detail speak for this consistent good team performance. We are very proud of this recognition, which we can accept here on behalf of our team.”
The award ceremony took place during the Daimler Supplier Day in Mannheim. During a short presentation, Georg Schafrath took the opportunity to present the company and some background information on quality management to more than 150 people present at the Mannheim plant.