Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH (SW) has received the Bosch Global Supplier Award and thus ranks globally among the best suppliers of Bosch, the supplier of technology and services. SW with headquarters in Schramberg-Waldmössingen in Germany is an expanding manufacturer of internationally successful manufacturing systems and received the award in the category Purchasing of indirect materials. From its roughly 43,000 suppliers, Bosch singled out 47 suppliers from 15 countries for an award. This is the 16th time that the Bosch Group has rewarded outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of products or services – notably as concerns quality, costs, innovation, and logistics. This year’s award ceremony, whose theme was “Transforming Together. Staying Ahead,” was held in Blaichach, Germany.
About the Bosch Global Supplier Award:
Every two years, Bosch honors the pick of its suppliers from around the world with the Bosch Global Supplier Award. The supplier of technology and services rewards outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of products and services. A panel of judges selected the award-winners in the categories of indirect materials, raw materials, and components by business sector. In a special category, suppliers were able to submit the judges products, processes, and technologies that offered Bosch a lot of innovation potential. Bosch has been presenting these awards to honor supplier excellence since 1987, and they are highly regarded in the industry.
About supplier partnerships at Bosch:
For Bosch, suppliers are also partners in development and innovation who help the company stay competitive. Bosch relies on partners who share the company’s long-term competitive objectives. Partners who are willing to collaborate closely with the company can be involved at an early stage in strategies and development projects and gain useful insights into future requirements.
Currently, the Bosch Group’s purchasing and logistics volume amounts to roughly 40 billion euros. Most of the purchases are of electronic and mechanical components, but Bosch also buys resale goods, software, services, capital goods, and operating equipment. Worldwide, roughly 43,000 companies and service providers are Bosch suppliers.
Quotations relating to the Bosch Global Supplier Award 2019 by Andreas Reutter, head of supply chain management at Robert Bosch GmbH:
“With the Bosch Global Supplier Award, we pay tribute to our best suppliers around the world. The award-winners have achieved outstanding levels of excellence, and work with us in an exceptional spirit of partnership. From technological expertise to logistical quality and entrepreneurial potential – our award-winners have it all.”
“Worldwide, the Bosch Group has some 43,000 suppliers. The winners of the Bosch Global Supplier Award are the cream of the crop.”
“Today’s suppliers do more than just deliver components. They are also partners in development and innovation who help Bosch stay competitive.”
“As an innovation leader, Bosch is shaping the internet of things and the mobility of the future. Our suppliers around the world play an important part in helping us offer products and services that improve quality of life and conserve natural resources.”