Quality and reliability pay off: once again, the Bosch group has honoured Festo with the preferred supplier status in the field of pneumatics for 2016. This was the result of the visit of a 16-person delegation of international lead buyers from Bosch at Festo’s stand at the Hannover Messe. With this distinction, Bosch, the Stuttgart-based technology company and service provider, honours suppliers with whom it would like to intensify collaboration. Festo has been providing very competitive services for the production and supply of products or services in a particular materials cluster for a long time.
Malte Ihlenfeld, Director Corporate Sector Purchasing and Logistics at Bosch, handed the certificate over to Festo’s Chairman of the Management Board, Dr. Claus Jessen, and Member of the Management Board, Sales, Dr. Ansgar Kriwet, saying: “Our suppliers are an important success factor. In particular the global orientation and capacity for innovation of a supplier are of great importance to the Bosch group.” He was delighted to be able to distinguish Festo as an important global player.
“We’ve been especially impressed with the way that Festo is dealing with major automation technology issues such as Industry 4.0 and SupraMotion. The software tools and configuration solutions which help reduce the workload for our purchasing, logistics and engineering processes are also extremely promising,” explained Ihlenfeld at Festo’s stand at the Hannover Messe in April 2016.
Bosch aims to create sustainable business relations and mutual worldwide growth together with its best and most innovative suppliers. The preferred supplier status is part of Bosch’s supplier management programme and is awarded each year on the basis of specific criteria.