MAN honours ten suppliers with "MAN Truck & Bus Supplier Award 2011"

Since 2003, MAN has been presenting the "MAN Truck & Bus Supplier Award" to companies whose products have made special contributions to the quality and reliability of its trucks and buses. The companies honoured this year for their achievements in 2011 are headquartered in Germany and Austria.

At the "MAN Truck & Bus Supplier Award 2011" presentation ceremony in Munich in June this year, MAN Truck & Bus recognised ten companies for their outstanding performances. In all, 1,200 suppliers contribute to making MAN's trucks, buses and engines particularly efficient and reliable.

Bernd Maierhofer, Director of R&D and Purchasing of MAN Truck & Bus AG, made the awards together with Björn Carlsson, Head of Central Purchasing, Dr Jörg Willert, Head of Engineering Bus and Dr Horst Schmidt, Central Department Manager of Forward Sourcing. During the event, suppliers had the opportunity of driving various MAN buses and trucks themselves on the test track. In his welcoming speech to the guests, Maierhofer emphasised: "Cutting-edge technologies, excellent service and customer orientation are what make us strong! As suppliers, your reliability over the course of many years contributes to that. With regard to our objective, which is to develop and manufacture reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly trucks, buses and engines, cooperation with innovative and flexible suppliers is of the greatest importance to MAN."

The following companies were presented with the "MAN Truck & Bus Supplier Award 2011" (in alphabetical order):

  • Bozankaya Metall & Kunststoffe GmbH, Salzgitter
  • Dometic WAECO International GmbH, Emsdetten
  • EFS Euro Forming Servicing GmbH, Heiligenkreuz in Lafnitztal
  • HJS Emission Technology Gmbh & Co. KG, Menden
  • Johnson Controls Autobatterie GmbH, Hanover
  • KÜSTER Automotive Door Systems GmbH, Ehringshausen
  • Lang Metallwarenproduktions- und Vertriebs GmbH, Garching
  • Mekra Lang GmbH & Co. KG, Ergersheim
  • Scherdel GmbH, Marktredwitz
  • ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, Duisburg

The companies honoured supply MAN in various areas and the laudations touched on different aspects of cooperation. Bozankaya Metall & Kunststoff, with its subsidiary in Turkey, is a partner for complex framework modules.

The high level of customer orientation and the realisation of cost reductions without loss of quality exhibited by Dometic WAECO International were convincing.

The quality of the products supplied to MAN by EFS Euro Forming Servicing is above the ordinary and the company exerts itself in continually improving manufacturing processes.

In the field of exhaust-gas cleaning, HJS Emission Technology GmbH has contributed its high level of technical know-how to MAN's emission-reduction developments.

MAN recognised Johnson Controls Autobatterie GmbH as a strong partner whose cooperation has been a long and reliable one.

With its innovative, top-class window lifters, KÜSTER Automotive Door Systems laid the foundation for successful collaboration with MAN.

Exemplary quality and adherence to deadlines are two of the qualities shown by Lang Metallwarenproduktions- und Vertriebs GmbH.

The speech in honour of Mekra Lang Gmbh & Co. KG mentioned not only the punctuality and quality of the company's deliveries but also its reliable supplying of spare-parts for MAN trucks and buses.

Scherdel GmbH was a supplier of parts for the very first engine made by Diesel at the end of the nineteenth century. Since that time, Scherdel has continued to supply MAN with engine parts of a technically highly demanding nature.

Joint developments of materials such as high-strength fine-grain steel for truck chassis have distinguished ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG as a supplier.