Volkswagen AG has awarded Formaplex its “Group Award 2016”. With this award, the company honours its best suppliers worldwide. On June 1, in Berlin, 240 guests attended the ceremony where the best suppliers were awarded, based on their overall performance during the previous year.
Mathias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Member of the Group Board of Management responsible for Procurement, handed over this year’s ‘Volkswagen Group Awards’ to their 21 best suppliers.
“In the new world of mobility, what counts is speed and flexibility, an innovative spirit and entrepreneurial courage, working in knowledge networks that do not stop at Group or industry boundaries. That is why we are opening up to new collaborations, and we are making cooperation with our existing partners more intensive, more highly innovative and more efficient”, Müller said.
“We are on the cusp of a new era. The Volkswagen Group is realigning for the digital age together with its partners. We are working at full speed on digitalization, mobility services and e-mobility. It is essential that we address these future issues together with strong, competent and innovative partners”, Garcia Sanz said during the ceremony.
It has become a tradition for the Volkswagen Group to honour its best suppliers for their entrepreneurial performance during the previous year. The award-winners are recognized for their innovative strength, product quality, development competence, sustainability and professional project management.
The 2016 Award was presented to Michael Last, Managing Director of Formaplex by Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, and Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Member of the Board of Management in charge of Procurement.
We are extremely proud to be recognised as one of Volkswagen’s most important business partners. This distinction acknowledges our outstanding excellence and contribution to the success of Volkswagen AG. We have been particularly appreciated for addressing customer needs with great flexibility and investing in new technology to further extend our competitive position. Our support has helped enable a reduction in the weight and complexity of door systems, within the group, thereby making a significant contribution to reducing project costs.
Formaplex has become one of the world’s leading providers of tooling and lightweight component solutions. Being the only UK company to achieve this prestigious award in 2016, we are also delighted to be at the forefront of the British manufacturing industry. Special thanks go to the dedicated Formaplex team, involved in these projects.