Quality, Cost, Delivery, Technology and Innovation

As part of the Daimler Key Supplier Meeting in Stuttgart, Daimler gave Schaeffler the "Daimler Supplier Award 2010" as the best supplier in the category "Powertrain". With this award, Daimler acknowledges performance far above the average that has been identified on the basis of a uniform assessment system worldwide. The cornerstones of this assessment are quality, cost, delivery, technology and innovation. In cooperation with the suppliers, there is also a role for the factors of fairness, reliability and credibility.

"Schaeffler's success is built on excellent innovation, top quality in all our processes and products and the ability to respond quickly to specific customer requirements and customer requests”, says Dr. Juergen M. Geissinger, Chief Executive of the Schaeffler Group, who accepted the award from Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, responsible on the Mercedes Board for manufacturing and procurement. "The award is both a motivation for us and an important confirmation of the path we have taken so far."

Schaeffler has received a further award in China in the form of the "Great Wall Motors Best Development Awards". The Chinese carmaker also recognises its most important suppliers in terms of innovation, quality, delivery and cooperation. The award is a document of the manufacturing quality and innovation of Schaeffler in countries such as China. The Chinese development centre – like the Schaeffler development centres in other countries – is part of a global network that, at the same time, has its focus on the requirements of the local market.

At the trade show Motortec Automechanika Ibérica held in Madrid, Schaeffler also received the "Innovation Gallery Award". From the total of seven innovations recognised by an expert jury and the visitors to the show, the category for mechanical components was won by UniAir – the first worldwide fully variable electrohydraulically controlled valve control system – developed by Schaeffler.


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