Our performance lives or dies on the collaboration of our partners. This is why we identify our five best suppliers in the fields of anti-vibration technology and soundproofing each year. We assessed a total of 174 companies according to ten criteria. The criteria considered were delivery performance, overall performance, reliability, and innovation expertise. These five companies impressed us in 2020:
Top quality and development performance
For the fourth time in a row, raw material and technology supplier DuPont received our top supplier award. The company, which has more than 90 production sites in 40 countries, supplies our German locations in Hanover and Dannenberg, as well as Changshu in China with thermoplastic elastomers and polyamides. Around 23,000 employees ensure that DuPont delivers the best quality, and are constantly working on their own development services.
State-of-the-art systems and innovative solutions
A+E Keller is an owner-managed family company specializing in cold forming. Founded by Anton and Ernst Keller in Arnsberg, Germany, today it has 220 employees working at four locations in Europe, Asia and the US in the fields of cold forming technology, further processing, and component assembly. The company supplies us with deep-drawing and stamped steel parts, and impresses us with its innovative solutions and state-of-the-art equipment.
Another old acquaintance is the Croatian company Ivanal. Founded in 1936, it has around 180 employees producing die-cast aluminum parts. Ivanal impressed the jury with its fast response time, innovation, and flexibility.
Expertise and adherence to deadlines
Formix SAS is headquartered in the middle of France. There are 34 employees producing a large number of rubber compounds and plastic products, and the impressed with their high quality and competitiveness.
Our fifth top supplier, AIMM, is also based in France. The company is distinguished by its outstanding technical expertise in the fields of metal processing and metal assembly. Two hundred and twenty employees contribute their experience in cutting, deep drawing and assembly.