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thyssenkrupp receives Daimler Supplier Award 2018 for partnership on battery assembly line

thyssenkrupp System Engineering has been honored with the Daimler Supplier Award 2018 in the category “Partnership” (International Procurement Services). The awards were presented to ten outstanding suppliers by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, further Daimler Board members and top purchasing managers at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart on February 20, 2019. thyssenkrupp System Engineering received the award as a longstanding partner who has recently set benchmarks with the development and construction of a battery assembly line for Daimler’s first electric vehicle, the EQC.

The OEM uses the annual Daimler Supplier Award to honor outstanding performance and partnerships with its suppliers. Quality, partnership, innovation, cost-efficiency, delivery reliability and sustainable behavior are key criteria for the award.

“Daimler and thyssenkrupp System Engineering have a longstanding partnership which also includes the area of e-mobility,” says Ingo Steinkrüger, CEO thyssenkrupp System Engineering. “When it comes to e-mobility, we don’t just want to be a market player – we want to be a pioneer. We have succeeded in acquiring important projects worldwide. We are also focusing more intensively on this area in research and development. So we are particularly proud to be honored by Daimler as a longstanding, strategic partner for an e-mobility project.”

Andreas Burkhart, Head of International Procurement Services (IPS) at Daimler AG: “IPS and its suppliers play a key role in shaping the future of Daimler. Particularly in times of disruption and change it is important to face up to risks responsibly and seize opportunities. Only with courageous decisions for the future will the impending transformation of the automotive world become a business opportunity for us all.”

This year’s award ceremony was attended by around 450 strategic partners and key suppliers from 30 nations. The motto of the event was VISION. VENTURE. VALUE., anchoring the strategic focus of future collaboration between Daimler and its business partners. Among other things, suppliers will increasingly be empowered to actively drive transformation and digitization and contribute ideas in partnership with Daimler.

Source: thyssenkrupp

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