The Langer GmbH & Co. KG was named ElringKlinger's supplier of the year 2018 in the components sector. The award ceremony took place on May 15, 2019 at the Langer headquarters in Illmensee.
Founded in 1975, Langer GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1975, supplies ElringKlinger with injection molded parts, among other things. Over the years, ElringKlinger has developed into one of the Illmensee company's most important customers. "ElringKlinger AG accounts for around eleven percent of our sales, or approximately EUR 2.7 million. All the more reason for us to be honored with the "Supplier of the Year" award. It is not only a great acknowledgement for our employees, it also motivates us to become even better," says Ralf Doll, Managing Director of Langer GmbH & Co. KG.
In order to ensure a systematic evaluation of its suppliers, ElringKlinger defined various criteria and weighted them appropriately in a scoring model. "The focus was on outstanding characteristics in terms of quality, adherence to delivery dates, technology and service. Of course, price also played a role," says Bernd Weckenmann, Vice President Purchasing. In total, ElringKlinger cooperates with more than 2,000 suppliers.
The profound changes in the automotive industry not only affect manufacturers and suppliers, but also the entire supply chain. "The demands on our suppliers are increasing. All the more reason for us to closely monitor the performance of our business partners. This award underlines that Langer has done a particularly good job in striving for high delivery quality, adherence to delivery dates, flexibility, cooperation and know-how. The award is absolutely deserved," adds Weckenmann and thanked all employees present.
Bernd Weckenmann (left of the award) presents Ralf Doll with the "Supplier of the Year 2018" award among numerous employees of the Langer Group.