Delux Bearings, Ravi Technoforge and NHB among 19 Schaeffler Supplier Award winners

Three Indian component suppliers are among the 19 global suppliers honoured with the Schaeffler Supplier Award for their exceptional performance; Schaeffler to enhance focus on sustainability and digitisation in the supply chain.

By Ajit Dalvi & Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 25 May 2023 Views icon4822 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Delux Bearings, Ravi Technoforge and NHB among 19 Schaeffler Supplier Award winners

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has presented 19 of its suppliers with the Schaeffler Supplier Award at the Supplier Day in Herzogenaurach, Germany, in honour of their exceptional performance. Three of the 19 winning component suppliers are Indian companies – the Mumbai-based Delux Bearings, Gujarat-headquartered Ravi Technoforge and NHB Ball & Roller, also based in Gujarat.

The 19 award-winning suppliers comprise five from Germany, three from India, two each from Spain, South Korea and Italy, and one each from Romania, Japan, China, Turkey and Austria (see Winners List below).

Georg F. W. Schaeffler, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG, and Klaus Rosenfeld, CEO of Schaeffler AG, presented the awards in the five categories of Innovation, Sustainability, Cost Efficiency, Quality, and Supply Chain before an audience of more than 450 guests.

Andreas Schick, Chief Operating Officer of Schaeffler AG, said: “A close, trusting relationship with our suppliers is crucial to Schaeffler. Given the enormous challenges we are currently facing in global supply chains, close partnerships are now more important than ever and are key to long-term corporate success.”

Andreas Schick, Chief Operating Officer of Schaeffler AG: "Given the enormous challenges we are currently facing in global supply chains, close partnerships are now more important than ever and are key to long-term corporate success.” Photos: Schaeffler (Daniel Karmann)

Focus on digitisation and sustainability

The key topics of digitisation and sustainability in the supply chain occupied centre stage at the Schaeffler Supplier Day. Andreas Schick said: “Digitisation offers considerable potential for new products and solutions, and Schaeffler is actively driving the company’s transformation forward with digital solutions along the entire supply chain. In conjunction with our suppliers, we will make joint use of the opportunities that digitization presents to make value creation more agile, efficient, and, ultimately, even more sustainable.”

The strategic importance of digitisation to Schaeffler is also reflected in all of the supplier awards in the ‘Innovation’ category. The award was presented to suppliers for digital solutions developed in areas such as Industry 4.0, or for the joint development of online service portals.

With awards in the ‘Sustainability’ category, Schaeffler has recognised suppliers who support the corporate goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2040 by focusing extensively on using raw materials efficiently, recycling production waste, or generating electricity from renewable energies.

The Schaeffler Supplier Award in the ‘Supply Chain’ category is given to top suppliers for excellent delivery reliability and particularly resilient delivery chains, while the awards in the ‘Quality’ category honour outstanding quality performance. The awards in the ‘Value’ category are presented by Schaeffler to honor strong partnerships, which are particularly important for the company’s competitiveness worldwide.

THE 2023 SCHAEFFLER SUPPLIER AWARD WINNERS

RPK S. Coop., Spain

FAIST Mekatronic, Romania

POSCO, South Korea

Shandong Golden Empire Precision Machinery Tech., China

Trafilspec ITS S.p.A., Italy

Draxton, Spain

Edmund G. Friedrich & Co. GmbH, Germany

Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG, Germany

Kentpar Otomotiv Yedek Para AS, Turkey

Delux Bearings, India

hmmh multimediahaus AG, Germany

Ravi Technoforge, India

UMBRAGROUP S.p.A., Italy

NHB Ball & Roller Ltd, India

Statkraft Markets GmbH, Germany

Hwacheon Machine Tools Co., Ltd, South Korea

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan

Tyrolit – Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski AG & Co K.G, Austria

Siemens AG Digital Industries, Germany

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