Detmold, 25 Nov. 2011 - Siemens honours its best suppliers each year – for those companies with long-term and profoundly optimised processes throughout the shared supply chain, technological expertise, sustainability, global presence and innovation. Weidmüller was nominated in the categories of sustainability, global value sourcing and drive through innovation. They were honoured as a finalist in the category "Best Overall Supplier 2011".
The prize was given to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Volpert Briel by Barbara Kux, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, Head of Supply Chain Management and Chief Sustainability Officer, in a ceremony for the Third Siemens Supplier Forum in Feldafing, Germany.
"This prize is a confirmation for us that we create added value for our customers through our innovation and our service," enthused Briel. He then took the trophy with him to Nürnberg to the SPS/IPC DRIVES automation trade fair, where it received a place of honour at Weidmüller's exhibition stand. "We are very proud of this award. It is the result of many years of superb cooperation between our employees – especially the sales teams with Siemens Purchasing" explains CEO Dr. Peter Kohler.