Michelin honours its top 9 suppliers including India’s Mekins

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 Oct 2021


Global tyre major Michelin has announced the winners of the  fifth edition of its global Supplier Awards. The company says it has honoured nine of its best global suppliers selected through an evaluation process based on five criteria:  Sustainability, Innovation, Quality, Risk Management and Support provided during the crisis.

The winners in the field of Industrial Purchases are:

Mekins, which is among India's leading manufacturer and exporter of automobile packaging solutions such as Metal Pallets, Engine Racks, Wire-mesh containers and tyre pallets among others. The company has technical Joint Venture with Paul Mueller (Germany) and exports products across 5 continents to major OEM's such as Ford, Renault, Nissan, Daimler, Volkswagen, Komatsu, Tata Motors, and Volvo.

Hf Mixing Group (Germany) is a leading machine manufacturer for the rubber processing industry. Over the past few years, all the significant market innovations such as the Banbury mixer and Tandem technology originated within their Group.

Rubix (UK) is a leading industrial distributor with a pan-European footprint. It is Europe’s largest supplier of industrial maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) products and services, offering all premium brands. It is established as a multi-specialist, providing products and services, backed by a growing digital business and a commitment to excellence in distribution.

The winners in the field of Raw Material Purchases are:

Jianghan (China), has been a Functional Silane producer since 1995 and is the current #2 in the market with a 25% market share. It is recognised in the "Top 100 Fine Chemical Companies of the People’s Republic of China" and "Hubei Top 100 Private Manufacturing Enterprises".

Paturle (France) is a European steel company specialising in the cold rolling, quenching, hardening, and tempering of precision carbon and stainless-steel strips. The high value-added steel strips manufactured by Paturle are supplied globally for use in applications in a diverse range of industries, such as automotive, medical instruments, label manufacturing or paper and printing. As a specialist in niche applications, at present Paturle exports about 80% of its production. The company has been part of the German Group Mendritzki since 2018.

Kolon (South Korea) is the first nylon producer in South Korea at that time. since then, Kolon has diversified its activities to industrial materials, chemicals, electronic materials, and fashion. Within the chemical division, Kolon provides Hydrocarbon and Phenolic resins widely used for adhesive applications. 

The winners in the field of Services Purchases are:

Apostrophe Technologies (USA) produces an open-source CMS platform (Enterprise Content Management System) that allows clients to build and maintain websites that they can change themselves. With a balance between the developer and editor experience, side projects thrive and businesses boom. Apostrophe spun out of the web development firm P’unk Ave in September 2019.

Miratrans (Poland) a leading transportation and logistics company has been operating on European transport market for 30 years, using its own fleet of trucks. Miratrans provides good level of services to their clients, including Michelin, while relentlessly working on innovative solutions to decarbonise transportation. They are currently developing multimodal transport services between Poland, Germany and France.

Warehouse Services (USA) is a privately held warehouse services company and third-party logistics provider headquartered in Piedmont, South Carolina. It provides manufacturing services, kitting and sequencing, inventory management, and JIT delivery using a dedicated transportation fleet, and implementation of IT solutions which deliver value to their clients. WSI is a certified women’s business enterprise, has been in business since 1986, and has averaged 16% growth per year since its inception.