Dürr Supplier Award

Dürr Supplier Awards

The Dürr Supplier Awards are presented every other year as part of the Open House in Bietigheim-Bissingen. So far, Dürr's suppliers have been awarded twice in different categories.

Selection procedure

The nomination of partially based on the supplier assessments of the previous years which look at factors such as quality, service, and delivery reliability. In addition, Dürr drew up assessment benchmarks for the individual categories in the awards:

Supplier base

  • Only production-related equipment / services
  • Only suppliers of the German Dürr locations
  • Only A-Supplier for categories of “Quality & Reliability” and “Global Partner”, A-/B-Suppliers (if rated) in for the category “Innovation & Technology”
  • No competitive / black-listed suppliers 

Supplier Awards 2016

The Dürr Supplier Awards 2016 were offered in the three categories Global Partner, Quality & Reliability, and Innovation & Technology with a total of 32 nominated suppliers. The nominations of suppliers were made by the Global Sourcing Board (GSB) in coordination with different Dürr departments. The recipient of the Quality & Reliability award was Mecawel spol. s r.o., which is the largest single supplier to the HOMAG Group and has been reliably supplying assemblies, individual components and complete machines for some 25 years. This makes the company from Nekor, Czech Republic, one of the HOMAG's key partners.

Minimax GmbH & Co. KG from Bad Oldesloe, Germany, received the Global Partner award. This globally operating supplier of fire protection systems for paint shops and buildings meets Dürr’s international requirements in an outstanding way. In the Innovation & Technology category the award went to KEBA AG. This company from Linz, Austria, is an innovative development partner assisting Dürr with high-performance control technology for the new generation of robots.

Winners of the Dürr Supplier Awards

From left to right:
Petr Hubálek (Managing Director, MECAWEL spol. s r.o.)
Milan Bělina (Managing Director, MECAWEL spol. s r.o.)
Peter Kögl (Key Account Manager Industrial Automation, KEBA  AG)
Thomas Linde (Executive Vice President Industrial Automation, KEBA  AG)
Leszek Puhaczewski (Head of Competence Center Automotive, Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH)
Thilo Lindau (Head of Division Industry, Minimax GmbH & Co. KG)
Thorsten Westphal (Head of Business Unit Machine Protection, Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH)

All Nominees at Dürr

Ralph Heuwing, CFO of Dürr AG (first in the first row) with all nominees, heads of purchasing and the lead buyers of Dürr in front of the headquarter in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

Category „Quality & Reliability“

The winner in the category „Quality and Reliability” is MECAWEL spol. s r.o.: (from left)
Ralph Heuwing (CFO, Dürr)
Patricia Steurer (Purchasing, Dürr)
Petr Hubálek (Managing Director, MECAWEL spol. s r.o.), Milan Bělina (Managing Director, MECAWEL spol. s r.o.),
Gerhard Maser (Manager Strategic Sourcing, Homag)
Bernd Bok (Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Homag)

Category „Global Partner“

In the category „Global Partner“ Minimax GmbH & Co. KG received  the award:
(from left)
Ralph Heuwing (CFO, Dürr)
Patricia Steurer (Purchasing, Dürr)
Thorsten Westphal (Head of Business Unit Machine Protection, Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH)
Thilo Lindau (Head of Division Industry, Minimax GmbH & Co. KG)
Leszek Puhaczewski (Head of Competence Center Automotive, Minimax Fire Solutions International GmbH)
Marcel Wolfer (Lead Buyer, Dürr)
Jürgen Dörfeldt (Vice President Purchasing, Dürr)

Category „Innovation & Technology“

KEBA AG won the award in the category „Innovation & Technology“:
(from left)
Ralph Heuwing (CFO, Dürr)
Patricia Steurer (Purchasing, Dürr)
Thomas Linde (Executive Vice President Industrial Automation, KEBA  AG)
Peter Kögl (Key Account Manager Industrial Automation, KEBA  AG)
Thomas Hoffmann (Lead Buyer, Dürr)
Wolfgang Haas (Senior Manager Purchasing, Dürr)

Supplier Award 2014

In 2014, Dürr has honored its best suppliers with the Dürr Supplier Awards for the first time. The Dürr Supplier Awards were offered in the three categories Global Partner, Quality & Reliability, and Innovation & Technology with a total of 32 nominated suppliers. The nominations of suppliers were made by the Global Sourcing Board (GSB) in coordination with different Dürr departments.

In the Global Partner category the prize went to Sova Liberec s.r.o. from the Czech Republic. This system supplier of pipework is a reliable partner for engineering, delivery and installation on many of Dürr’s construction sites worldwide.

Nabtesco Precision Europe GmbH received the award for Quality & Reliability. This European subsidiary of the Japanese company supplies transmissions for painting robots. It won because of its excellent quality and fast response times even during the trading problems in the aftermath of the reactor disaster in Fukushima.

Sensitec GmbH from Germany won the award for “Innovation & Technology”. This supplier of measurement technology systems for balancing machines supplies Dürr with innovative, highly precise sensors.

Winners of the Dürr Supplier Award

The winners of the Dürr Supplier Award together with Dürr’s heads of purchasing and lead buyers: (from left to right) Daniel Obladen (Sales Engineer, Nabtesco Precision Europe GmbH), Rolf Bullinger (Lead Buyer, Dürr), Marcus Löw (Manager Sales Department, Nabtesco Precision Europe GmbH), Achim Götzenberger (Senior Manager Global Sourcing, Dürr), Wolfgang Haas (Senior Manager Purchasing, Dürr), Dr. Rolf Slatter (Managing Director, Sensitec GmbH), Christian Haastert (Director Purchasing and Materials Logistics, Schenck RoTec), Uwe Stock (Manager Sales Office North West Germany, Sensitec GmbH), Masakazu Kurita (General Manager, Nabtesco Precision Europe GmbH), Jürgen Dörfeldt (Vice President Purchasing, Dürr), Josef Prskavec (Project Manager, Sova Liberec s.r.o.), Ondřej Ŝkorpil (CEO, Sova Liberec s.r.o.) and Günter Schuster (Lead Buyer, Dürr).

All Nominees at Dürr

Ralph Heuwing, CFO of Dürr AG (third in the first row), with all the nominees, the heads of purchasing and the lead buyers of Dürr in front of the headquarters in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

Category “Quality & Reliability“

The winner in the category „Quality and reliability” is Nabtesco Precision Europe GmbH: (from left to right) Wolfgang Haas (Senior Manager Purchasing, Dürr), Rolf Bullinger (Lead Buyer, Dürr), Masakazu Kurita (General Manager, Nabtesco Precision Europe GmbH), Marcus Löw (Manager Sales Department, Nabtesco Precision Europe GmbH), Ralph Heuwing (CFO, Dürr) and Patricia Steurer (Purchasing, Dürr).

Category „Global Partner”

In the category „Global Partner” received Sova Liberec s.r.o. the award: (from left to right) Günter Schuster (Lead Buyer, Dürr), Jürgen Dörfeldt (Vice President Purchasing, Dürr), Josef Prskavec (Project Manager, Sova Liberec s.r.o.), Ondřej Ŝkorpil (CEO, Sova Liberec s.r.o.), Ralph Heuwing (CFO, Dürr) and Patricia Steurer (Purchasing, Dürr).

Category “Innovation & Technology“

Sensitec GmbH won the award in the category “Innovation & Technology”: (from left to right) Christian Haastert (Director Purchasing and Materials Logistics, Schenck RoTec), Dr. Rolf Slatter (Managing Director, Sensitec GmbH), Uwe Stock (Manager Sales Office North West Germany, Sensitec GmbH), Ralph Heuwing (CFO, Dürr) und Patricia Steurer (Purchasing, Dürr).

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