Leoni honors its top suppliers with Supplier Award

CEO Aldo Kamper: Reliable and cooperative partnerships more important than ever in the current market environment

Nuremberg – Mastering the challenges of the market together: Leoni AG has honored its top suppliers with the Supplier Award 2022 – and invited all its suppliers to close partnership and intensive cooperation along the entire value chain.

Weakening demand coupled with high volatility in the markets, unstable supply chains for raw materials and primary products and growing cost pressure in energy and logistics require even better coordination along the entire value chain, explained Leoni CEO Aldo Kamper to several hundred participants at the company's virtual Supplier Summit 2022. The forecasts for the market development of the automotive industry in the coming year are currently cloudy. Kamper: "Reliable and cooperative partnerships between manufacturers and suppliers for mutual benefit are essential in order to react to volatility in a more targeted manner and to share burdens fairly."

A central topic of the event was sustainability. Among other things, Leoni presented its strategic sustainability program ReWire, which includes all sustainability goals and activities along the value chain – and will thus also make the future purchasing strategy towards suppliers and partners more sustainable and efficient. "Throughout the supply chain, sustainability is increasingly becoming a key competitive factor. Together with its suppliers, Leoni is actively shaping the transformation of the automotive industry towards climate-friendly mobility," said Peter Becker, Head of Strategic Purchasing and host of the event.

From the perspective of a manufacturer, Eva Bennis, Head of Procurement Sustainability at Volvo Cars, clarified her company's sustainability strategy and the associated effects on all suppliers involved in the manufacturing process. Accordingly, Leoni also presented its Supplier Award in the "Sustainability" category for the first time.

With the Supplier Award, Leoni annually honors its suppliers for special commitment and outstanding performance. The award was presented in a total of six categories. The winners in 2022 are:

  • Overall Performance Award – Hongfa Group
  • Sustainability Award – HellermannTyton GmbH
  • Business Development Award – Relats Group
  • Quality and Supply Performance Award – Lear Corporation, Connection Systems
  • Supply Chain Integration Award – TE Connectivity Ltd, BU ICT
  • Technology & Innovation Award – Coficab Group