Voted the best supplier – Conti honours Alupress
For the second year in a row, Alupress AG has been awarded the prestigious distinction of "Supplier of the Year 2011" by the international automotive supplier Continental. During the annual "Supplier Day", which took place in Berlin this year, Continental honoured the best 14 of its nearly 1,000 worldwide strategic suppliers for their outstanding performance.
The 14 awards were presented in five different material segments. Alupress was evaluated in the mechanics segment and has emerged as a winner for light metal casting products. Performance in the categories of quality, technology, logistics as well as costs and purchase conditions were evaluated. The Chairman of the Executive Board of Continental, Dr. Elmar Degenhart, who presented the awards, stressed the importance of excellent partners; only thanks to their innovation, product quality and delivery performance is the commercial success of Continental possible. Likewise, Günter Fella, Purchasing Manager of Continental Automotive, emphasized at the awards ceremony that a consistent supply chain management has become increasingly important in order to be able to respond quickly to unexpected risks and production bottlenecks at any time. Other well-known companies beside Alupress were also among the beaming winners of the evening, including, among others, Fijitsu and Infineon in the electronics segment and Omron in the electromechanics segment.