Siemens Mobility Rolling Stock has presented The Schaeffler Group with two supplier awards. Schaeffler Group Industrial's Railway sector management and Schaeffler Austria GmbH received the awards in the Competitiveness in Mechanical Engineering and Logistics categories.
A total of 271 companies from 10,000 suppliers were nominated for awards, of which just 21 made it through to the final round. Each of these 21 suppliers received an invitation to attend the Our Stars for Mobility Rolling Stock award ceremony in Berlin. As a winner, Schaeffler is now a nominee for the company-wide Siemens Supplier Award, which will be presented in November 2011.
Simone Purbs, Director of the Railway sector management at Schaeffler Group Industrial, says: "I am very pleased and extremely proud of the fact we have received this award from Siemens for Schaeffler's successful collaboration with the company in railway engineering during the last few years. We consider the award both as recognition for what we have already achieved and as a commitment for the future."
Schaeffler was the only company to be nominated in three separate categories and was the only supplier to receive awards in two different categories. In the presence of Dr Hans-Jorg Grundmann, Head of Siemens' Mobility division, Siemens awarded prizes in a total of six categories: After sales, Innovation, Logistics, Quality, Competitiveness in Electrical Engineering, and Competitiveness in Mechanical Engineering. Nominations are made in each category for the five best suppliers that have proven to be one step ahead of the competition due to their excellent performance.
The highest possible level of quality is essential for Siemens and Schaeffler to survive in a global market in the long term and to form long-lasting business relationships with customers. Joern F. Sens, Director of Siemens Mobility Rolling Stock, says: "To do so, we need partners like The Schaeffler Group, which has the same high standards as Siemens and who has a great deal of commitment to success." The awards in the Competitiveness in Mechanical Engineering and Logistics categories prove that Schaeffler Austria and the Schaeffler Group's Railway sector management fulfil these requirements due to their high standards of quality.
Schaeffler Group and Siemens Mobility have a long-standing and successful partnership. Amongst other projects, The Schaeffler Group recently became development partner and sole supplier for the axlebox bearings in Siemens' Velaro high-speed trains, which are used in China and Russia at speeds of up to 350km/h. Other joint projects include the axle bearing supports for the Desiro RUS regional train, which will be put into operation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sotchi, and axle bearing supports for locomotives such as those operating for the Belgian Railways (SNCB), as well as on subway trains in Nuremberg and Oslo.
For more information about Schaeffler's range of bearings for the rail industry, call the Marketing Department on +44 (0)121 313 5870 or email .