Five suppliers receive STIHL award
STIHL has presented the "Supplier of the Year" award to a total of 86 suppliers since 1990. Twentyone of those companies have won the award twice, four have been honored three times and one four times.
The assessment criteria for the award were: outstanding accomplishments with respect to quality, technology, innovation, service and price-performance ratio. The "Supplier of the Year" award spotlights those suppliers who have supported the company in its quest for high supply quality, punctual deliveries, flexibility, cooperation and special know-how.
The five award-winning suppliers of 2010 are:
Domel, d.d., Železniki / Slovenia
Kaaz Corporation, Okayama / Japan
Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, Herzogenaurach / Germany
SONAX GmbH, Neuburg / Germany
Staudigl-Druck GmbH & Co. KG, Donauwörth / Germany
ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG
The STIHL Group develops, manufactures and distributes power tools for forestry, landscape maintenance and the construction industry. The range of garden power tools from VIKING complements the product line. Products are distributed exclusively through authorized dealers, including 32 marketing subsidiaries, more than 120 importers and about 38,000 dealers in more than 160 countries. STIHL has been the world's top-selling chain saw brand since 1971. The company was founded in 1926 and is based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart. In 2010, STIHL achieved a worldwide sales volume of EUR 2.36 billion with a workforce of 11,310.