20 september 2017- Awards for best suppliers recognize contributions to innovation and quality advances in ABB’s Protection & Connection business.

ABB’s Protection & Connection business has recognized the achievements of five outstanding suppliers in its first annual international Quality Awards at the Global Supplier Day event, held yesterday in Rome.

Selected in five specialist technical categories, the winners included Xiamen Leelen Electric Control Technology (Electromechanical), Fideltronik (Electronics), Valid Plastic (Plastics), Metalor (Silver Contacts) and Xiamen Xingjitai Co Ltd (Metals). SVI Public Company, a key supplier to seven local business units around the world, was also named as ABB’s 2017 International Supplier Awards’ overall winner. 

The award-winning suppliers stood out for their contribution to the continuous evolution of ABB’s quality and innovation. They were selected from more than 100 elite suppliers from 16 countries across Europe and Asia who receive privileged access to business opportunities with the company and insights into its future product plans. 

Giampiero Frisio, head of ABB’s Protection & Connection business, said: “ABB’s elite suppliers go to extraordinary lengths to support the launch of intelligent new technologies and continuous advances in quality when bringing robust new low-voltage products to market. 

“Their commitment to our customers and to the development of new products and processes is outstanding. With these awards, we honor the best of the best and we thank each and every one of them for their contributions.” 

The companies received their awards at the ABB’s Global Supplier Day, held yesterday in Rome. The event was also an opportunity for ABB to provide insight into the company’s technology roadmap, quality objectives and future business opportunities, involving elite suppliers in strategic discussions and planning at an early stage.

The digitization of low-voltage power, win-win collaborations and supply chain excellence were among the day’s main themes. Attendees had the opportunity to experience future product demonstrations first hand while network during a mix of formal and informal sessions. 

Sergio Silvestri, Supply Chain Manager for ABB’s Protection and Connection business, added: “To reach world-class excellence, while respecting fundamental principles on health & safety, ethics and sustainability, we need the best suppliers in terms of value, innovation, efficiency and quality. 

“Our suppliers work hard to support ABB’s progress and the development of new technologies that our customers expect from the ABB brand. The Global Supplier Day brings together our extended team to celebrate their contribution and to share with them our future expectations and the next generation of ABB innovations.”

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.

Source ABB