Michelin presents awards to six outstanding suppliers

Since 2011, Michelin has presented a range of Suppliers Awards to outstanding providers of goods and services. The objective of these awards is to reward excellence, and nominees are selected after a rigorous process.

Michelin believes that the quality of the relationships it enjoys with its suppliers is a key to success given that the Group’s purchasing expenditure accounts for almost 60 per cent of annual revenue.

The ceremony was held yesterday, Thursday 17 September in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and was attended by Michelin’s CEO and Managing General Partner Jean-Dominique Senard. The six winning businesses were presented with their respective prizes by the members of the Group Executive Committee.

Three suppliers received Quality Awards in recognitionof their exceptional contribution to the Group’s high standards.

The winning companies were:

-        General Quimica: this subsidiary of Repsol specialises in the marketing of chemical products and their derivatives, and came first in the ‘raw materials and energy’ category.

-        Herbert: the German manufacturer has provided moulds to the tyre industry since 1905 and came first in the ‘manufacturing purchases’ category.

-        Echemar: the Spain-based transport company won the ‘services’ category.

The Innovation Award went to Cabot which specialises in the production and sale of carbon black. Michelin has worked with the American group for several decades and enjoys a dynamic, innovative association with it on a variety of projects, some of which have led to the emergence of breakthrough technological innovations.

The Michelin Performance and Social Responsibility Award was presented to Evonik, the German producer of silica, in recognition of its exemplary commitment to sustainable development.

Last but not least, the Special Award was presented to Eiffage, a leading European construction company to which the Group entrusted the building of its RDI Campus. This distinction acknowledges the Eiffage group’s operational excellence, as well as its ability to propose pertinent, innovative solutions and to rise to technical challenges.