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Brose received the prestigious "Volkswagen Group Award", an award the Volkswagen Group presents to honor the entrepreneurial performance of its best international suppliers. Juergen Otto (CEO of the Brose Group) received the award from Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn (Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG) and Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz (Member of the Board of Management responsible for Procurement at Volkswagen AG).
"To make really good cars, you need really good partners -- and we certainly have them," said Winterkorn at the awards ceremony on July 15, 2015 in Neuburg near Ingolstadt. The Volkswagen Group honored the world's best cross-brand suppliers, and mechatronics specialist Brose was one of them. According to Volkswagen, the award-winners are distinguished by their "innovative power, product quality, development competence, sustainability and professional project management".
"This recognition by the Volkswagen Group for our global performance is a significant achievement for us," said Juergen Otto. "It acknowledges the performance and expertise of our employees who are involved in cross-product activities worldwide for all Volkswagen Group brands. It also reaffirms that our company should continue to expand this collaboration based on innovation, quality and efficiency."
Brose is the world's fifth-largest family-owned automotive supplier. It develops and produces innovative mechatronic systems for vehicle doors and seats as well as electric motors. Over 23,000 employees work for Brose at 60 locations in 23 countries and generated turnover of approx. EUR5.2 billion in the 2014 fiscal year. One in two new vehicles worldwide is equipped with at least one product manufactured by Brose. Although usually not visible to the driver, Brose products provide safety, comfort and efficiency in vehicle bodies, interiors and electric drives.