Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) recognized the outstanding performance of its European suppliers with the European Supplier Award. A total of 15 suppliers yesterday received awards in various categories at YFAI's European headquarters in Neuss.
YFAI awards the prize for its European suppliers in six categories to companies from the plastics, resins, chemicals, foams, trim, and metal components industries. The categories the suppliers were rated on were quality, cost, customer satisfaction, development, technology and innovation, as well as service. Depending on the total number of points achieved, the companies were presented with a "Supplier of the Year," "Distinguished Supplier" or "Supplier Excellence" award in various categories.
"Our annual award recognizes the outstanding performance of our best partners," said James Bos, Vice President Global Procurement for YFAI. "Our suppliers play an important role in our success. Therefore we want to recognize their performance with these awards."
BASF from Germany, a leading supplier of primary components, systems, and specialties made from polyurethane for the global market, is delighted to have been awarded "Supplier of the Year" for the second time in succession.
The "Distinguished Supplier" Award went to five international suppliers: Beaulieu Fibres International from Belgium, SFS Group Austria GmbH from Austria, and Mürdter Metall- und Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH from Germany, as well as the two Chinese companies Everwill Industrial Ltd. and Xin Point Corporation.
Nine suppliers received the "Supplier Excellence" Award for technological innovation, service, quality, and customer satisfaction. Polyvlies Franz Beyer GmbH is a German company that is pleased with the recognition of its performance through the Technology Innovation Award. The fiber mat supplier from North Rhine-Westphalia has over 160 years of experience in the textile industry and alongside the innovation team at YFAI developed glass fibers and visible natural fibers for use in door panels. "For us this fantastic recognition of our work is also an incentive to do even better," explained Ludger Löbbers, Managing Director at Polyvlies.
One Chinese company, Sunway Automotive Industry Co., Ltd., and three German companies received awards in the "Service" category. They include Polydesign Systems, Halung GmbH & Co. KG, and Müller-Technik GmbH. The "Supplier Excellence" Award in the "Quality" category went to Czech manufacturer Mürdter Dvořák, lisovna, spol. s r.o., while two German companies, ISO Flock GmbH and ETG Elastomer Technik Gedern GmbH, along with Lys Fusion Poland Sp. z o.o. from Poland, received the award in the "Customer Satisfaction" category.
About Yanfeng Automotive Interiors:
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest automotive suppliers in China and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit http://www.YFAI.com