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Rolls-Royce supplier awards

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems has recognised its best suppliers for the year 2016 by presenting its Supplier Awards. The awards are available in five categories to suppliers who provide the highest standards of quality and performance.

The majority of this year’s award winners had already achieved the honor several times before. Miba Gleitlager from Austria, for example, received the prize for Best Supplier of Finished Parts for the third time. The Austrian company has now been supplying plain bearings, support bearings, thrust bearings and bushings for all engine series for decades. The Heunisch foundry from Bad Windsheim supplies large iron castings and casings for Series 2000 and 4000 engines. Previous winners in 2011, the company repeated its achievement this year as Best Supplier of Unfinished Parts. This year’s Best Achiever Award went to Poppe + Potthoff GmbH in recognition of outstanding increases in quality performance. Based in the German town of Werther, the company supplies high-pressure rails and lines for Series 1600 and 2000.

“Their innovative ideas provide valuable support,” said Alexander Dangel, Vice-President, Purchasing, at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Occupying a unique position among the award winners was Maurer-Electronic from Uttenweiler: the company was chosen as MTU Onsite Energy’s Best Supplier for the fifth time. Best Supplier for RRPS subsidiary L’Orange was named as Rommel Präzisionsdrehteile (precision turned components) from Gemmrigheim. The company’s nomination meant it was the first ever to win a second award in the ‘Components’ category. “Our Supplier Awards allow us to look back on a history of success and the most impressive achievement throughout has been the consistency of our suppliers,” said Steffen Dölker who heads Purchasing at L’Orange.

“This year, our Supplier Awards once again give us the opportunity to express our appreciation of the outstanding performance, partnership and cooperation that our suppliers provide,” said Alexander Dangel, Vice-President, Purchasing, at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Award winners are selected from a total of around 1000 suppliers on the basis of criteria covering quality, cost, consistency of supply, commitment to environmental protection and integrity. All suppliers receive regular feedback on their performance in the various categories involved. “The aim is to create motivation for continuous improvement,” said Dangel.

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