Pirelli singled out nine suppliers from its more than 10,000 suppliers globally for the 2019 Supplier Awards based on their quality, capacity for innovation, speed and global coverage of supply. The Supplier Awards is meant to recognize those companies that have distinguished themselves through their contributions to making Pirelli’s supply chain more sustainable, innovative and qualitatively excellent. All these factors play a part In making Pirelli’s products more premium, thus aligning with the company’s strategy.
Pirelli’s General Manager Operations, Andrea Casaluci, and the Chief Procurement Officer, Pierluigi de Cancellis, was on hand at a grand event that was held at the company’s headquarters in Milan, Italy to present the awards to the nine suppliers, of raw materials, services and machinery.
The nine winners include companies, that have over the years become Pirelli’s true partners In every sense and have collaborated with the tire manufacturer on projects and applications that are highly challenging, and even suppliers who, even if they joined the list of suppliers more recently, have showed their ability to develop future strategic projects.
Another notable feature this year was a specific award for Sustainability that for Pirelli is a strategic management model. In 2018, in light of Pirelli’s full integration of sustainability in its global supply processes and policies, Pirelli obtained recognition for making its supply system confirm to the UNI ISO 20400 guidelines.
The winners of the 2019 Pirelli Supplier Award are as follows.
Hevea-Tec Industria e Comercio Ltda (Brazil), is a supplier of natural rubber, which won the award in the categories of “Speed” and “Service Level”. The company also qualified for the prestigious Sustainability award thanks to its oversight of social and environmental sustainability along its entire supply chain, through technological innovation and involvement in the field starting for the material’s source.
Quechen Silicon Chemical (China), supplier of silica, won the award in the categories of “Quality” and “Speed”,
Kordsa (Turkey), a supplier of textile reinforcements, was awarded for its “Global Presence” and “Service Level”,
Nynas AB (Sweden), supplier of plasticizers oils, was awarded in the “Quality” and “Service Level” categories,
Nuova Ciba S.p.A. (Italy), supplier of dosing systems, won the awards in the categories of “Quality” and “Service Level”,
Cassioli (Italy), supplier of Handling systems, used in many Pirelli factories with standard and custom systems, awarded for “Global Presence” and “Innovation”,
Accenture, Pirelli’s strategic partner for its digital transformation Roadmap, received the award in the categories of “Global Presence” and “Innovation”,
Artic Falls AB (Sweden), supplier of proving grounds for the development of winter products, was awarded for “Innovation” and “Service Level”,
Arval Service Lease (France), international partner for long-term auto rental, received the Supplier award in the categories of “Service Level” and “Global Presence”.
Pierluigi de Cancellis, Chief Procurement Officer, said: “Pirelli has a Global High Value business model. To achieve its targets, Pirelli needs partners who are able to guarantee not only excellent and always innovative service but who also share values such as attention to people, the environment, customers and brand value. For this reason, we wanted to award companies that share these aims with Pirelli and who have become true partners and not simply suppliers of goods or services.”
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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