Our Top Suppliers in 2018

Continental honored its most reliable suppliers at the Hannover Messe.

A globally operating company depends for its success on its suppliers – and Continental has quite a few of those! We used the forum of the world’s leading industrial trade show to honor our top suppliers in 2018 from the field of vibration control technology. 160 companies were nominated this time. These five particularly impressed us with their quality, reliability and competitiveness: DuPont, ORS, Vanroad, Giant Light Metal Technology and Jintuo.

High quality standards safeguarded

“Reliable partnerships delivering competitive and innovative performance are especially important to us because they contribute significantly to our corporate success,” said Hicran Hayik-Koller who, as head buyer for raw materials and chemicals in the field of vibration control technology, presented the awards to the winners. Roland Wilmer, the responsible head of Quality and Environment, added: “The award-winning companies have ensured the smooth running of our international operations and safeguarded our high quality standards, which we then pass on to our customers. For this, they deserve our grateful thanks.”

These are the top suppliers

Raw materials and technology supplier DuPont and ball bearing specialist ORS were winners for the second time in succession. DuPont supplies several of our sites around the world with thermoplastic elastomers and polyamides for lightweight solutions in automotive engine and chassis mount systems. Our partner ORS manufactures an extensive range of ball bearings for us.

For another three nominees, this was the first time they had won our “Supplier of the Year” award: Vanroad provides us with deep-drawn parts, precision stampings and welded assemblies; Jintuo  supplies aluminum diecast parts; and we source aluminum extrusions from Giant Light Metal Technology.