The Volkswagen Group presented the “Group Award 2017” to Hamburg Süd. With this award, the largest automotive corporation in the world honors its best suppliers, which stand out for their innovative strength, product quality, development competence, sustainability and professional project management. Hamburg Süd received the award in the Global Champion category. A total of 19 national and international companies were recognized.
Volkswagen particularly underlined the “outstanding service quality and customer orientation” and the “remarkable flexibility in numerous situations, for example during the production start-up of the new Audi plant in Mexico”. These traits have top priority in Hamburg Süd’s customer solutions. “We feel very proud to receive this prestigious award from Volkswagen,” says Dr. Ottmar Gast, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd, adding: “As a quality carrier, it is our aim to develop a full understanding of our customers’ business and deliver logistics solutions that are designed to reflect that.”
The Volkswagen Group honored its best suppliers of the respective past year for the 15th time. Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Group Board of Management member with responsibility for Procurement at Volkswagen AG says: “A strong and uncomplicated partnership network based on a level playing field where information is exchanged almost in real time is essential to our success. And this must above all be a network that stands for transparency, openness and courage”.
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