ContiTech Singles Out Supplier of the Year

Hannover, (PresseBox) - .
- SO.F.TER S.p.A. makes deliveries worldwide - punctually and flawlessly
- Developed plastic granulate together with ContiTech
- Supplier to plants in China and Germany


ContiTech Vibration Control has singled out the Italian compounding specialist SO.F.TER S.p.A. as supplier of the year 2013. "All supplies arrive on time and in the quality agreed upon. And this holds true not only for Germany but for China as well," noted Thomas Rieth, manager of the ContiTech plant in Dannenberg, Germany. He made his remarks at the awards ceremony during the Hannover Messe. SO.F.TER contributed to the ContiTech booth there as part of the special Value-added Partners (WeP) presentation. SO.F.TER received the honor for the second time, coming out on top of a field of 170 suppliers. Already in 2012, the company was singled out for its high degree of reliability.

SO.F.TER supplies axle-boot production at the ContiTech plants in Dannenberg, Germany, and Changshu, China, with granulate developed in collaboration with ContiTech.

Dr. Vittorio Bortolon, general manager of SO.F.TER Deutschland, was joined at the awards ceremony by Dr. Alessandro Giodani from technical services and Paolo Contelli, key account manager Germany.

In 2013, SO.F.TER posted sales of €260 million with a worldwide workforce of roughly 500.

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With sales of around €33.3 billion in 2013, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs around 178,000 people in 49 countries.

The ContiTech division numbers among the leading suppliers of a host of technical rubber products and is a specialist for plastics technology. The division develops and produces functional parts, components and systems for the automotive industry and other important industries. ContiTech currently has a workforce of approximately 29,700 employees. In 2013 it recorded sales of about €3.9 billion.

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