Great performance has to be profitable not only for Mercedes-Benz do Brasil itself but also for the suppliers who play a big part in contributing to the success of the company. This is why MB Brasil awarded its suppliers for the 21st time with the Interação Awards in 2012. TG/P and IPS for non-production material suppliers had nominated their best suppliers in terms of quality, innovation, cost reduction, logistics and non-production material and service excellence.
The awards underline the meaning of partnership between suppliers and Mercedes-Benz do Brasil. "Our aim is the promotion and the tribute to excellent practice of our partners" said Mr. Ricardo Vieira Santos, Head of Procurement MB do Brasil. He pointed out, that the special situation in Brasil with different challenges in the area of environmental legislation and the effects on economic development claims a strong partnership between suppliers and buyers.
The Best of 2012
In all seven categories of the Interação Awards the suppliers did their best and performed in an outstanding way:
Operation Excellence in Quality
Borrachas Daud Ltda.
Takata Brasil S.A.
Operation Excellence in Logistic
V&M do Brasil S.A.
ThyssenKrupp Metalúrgica Campo Limpo Ltda.
Non Productive Material/Service Excellence
Savar Indústria e Comércio de Embalagens Ltda.
Sumont Montagens e Equipamentos Industriais Ltda
Polirim do Brasil Indústria de Peças Ltda.
Schaeffler Brasil Ltda. (Divisão Luk)
Dytech Tecalon Indústria e Comércio de Autopeças S.A.
Santos Brasil S.A.
ZF do Brasil Ltda.
Acumuladores Moura S.A.
The special award in 2012 went to Dytech Tecalon. This company is leading in the production of tubes made of polyamide – a commodity which suffered from global scarcity in the last two years. Dytech Tecalon managed the continuous supply and demonstrated its competence in planning and searching for alternatives.
Congratulations to this special and all the other great performances!