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Awards – Düsseldorf, Germany –

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors honors its European suppliers

YFAI presented the European Supplier Awards to 15 top companies in recognition of their outstanding achievements.

At a ceremony held in Düsseldorf, Germany, on February 22, providers of plastics, resins, chemicals, foams, trim and metal components received this year’s YFAI European Supplier Awards in six different categories. Key judging criteria included quality, cost, logistics, development, technology and service. Top scorers received a “Supplier of the Year,” “Distinguished Supplier” or “Supplier Excellence” award.

“Our suppliers are key to our global success. The Supplier Award is given in honor of the outstanding quality and continuous reliability of our partners,” said James Bos, Vice President Global Procurement for YFAI.

Three enterprises received the “Supplier of the Year” award: BASF from Germany, Algontec S.L. from Spain, and HOEKO - Automotive s.r.o. from the Czech Republic.

“We have been collaborating with YFAI on developing innovation since 2015 – and with great success,” said Hans-Peter Beringer, Vice President Transportation Europe of the division Performance Materials at BASF. “Winning the Bronze Award last year makes being awarded ‘Supplier of the Year’ this year all the more special.”

“Distinguished Supplier” went to five companies: Total Research & Technology Feluy from Belgium, German manufacturers Lübke & Vogt GmbH & Co. KG and Dr. Schneider Kunststoffwerke GmbH, the Polish company IZOBLOK S.A. and TR Fastenings Ltd. from the Netherlands.

Seven partners received “Supplier Excellence” awards in the categories of Service, Customer Satisfaction, Quality and Technological Innovation. Service category winners were CIE Plasfil from Portugal, Halung GmbH & Co. KG from Germany, DSSI International LLC from Slovakia and Surtechno n.v. from Belgium. German manufacturer Mürdter Werkzeug- und Formenbau GmbH was honored for Customer Satisfaction, SFS intec GmbH from Austria for Quality, and Beaulieu Fibres International from Belgium for Technological Innovation.