Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) presented its annual European Supplier Awards to 15 suppliers for their outstanding achievements at the Classic Remise in Düsseldorf.
“Our suppliers play an important role in our success. We are pleased to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of our suppliers with this award,” said James Bos, vice president Global Procurement at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors. Factors for the award include quality, costs, logistics, development, technology and service. Depending on the total points earned, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors presented the suppliers with either a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Supplier Performance Award. This year, eight companies who provide plastics, resins, chemicals, foams, indirect packaging, trim and metal components received the Supplier Performance Award.
The Platinum Performance Award was presented to IZO-BLOK S.A., an expert in the processing of foamed plastics. They provide Yanfeng Automotive Interiors with foamed polypropylene (EPP). The Silver Performance Award went to SABIC Innovative Plastics GmbH, a manufacturer of chemical products, plastics and metals. The Bronze Award was presented to BASF Polyurethanes GmbH, Eurofoam Deutchland GmbH, A. Raymond GmbH & Co. KG, TR Fastenings Ltd., Coatex NV and J.H. Ziegler GmbH.
Ten suppliers received Leadership Award
Key criteria for the Leadership Award were factors critical to the company’s success, such as sustainability, innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, global growth and continuous improvement in performance. This year, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors honored ten suppliers with the Leadership Award.
MacAuto Industrial Co., Ltd. from Taiwan and A. Raymond GmbH & Co. KG from Germany were presented with the Quality award.
The recipients of the Leadership Award for continuous improvement in performance were Xinpoint Corporation from China, TRICOR Packaging & Logistics AG and Polyvlies – Franz Beyer GmbH, both from Germany.
In addition to the Platinum Supplier Performance Award, the Polish company IZO-BLOK S.A. also received the Leadership Award in the Customer Satisfaction category. IZO-BLOK S.A. was honored with this award for its proactive support for project start-ups and the optimal structure of its supply chain. Further awards in the Customer Satisfaction category went to Everwill Industries Ltd. from China, ITW Automotive Release & Trim from Germany and Coatex NV from Belgium, who each received a Bronze Supplier Performance Award.
The supplier IEE S.A. from Luxembourg, an innovative developer of specialized sensor systems, was presented with the Leadership Award in the Innovation category. Together with the Yanfeng Automotive Interiors innovations team, the supplier developed the heated armrest for door panels.
About Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is the world’s leading supplier of instrument panels and cockpit systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has around 100 manufacturing and technical centers in 17 countries and employs over 28,000 people globally. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Johnson Controls a global multi-industrial company. For more information, please visit http://www.YFAI.com.