Gestamp has been awarded by Volkswagen Group as one of the Group’s 26 best suppliers this year. The award-winners are distinguished by their innovative power, product quality, development competence, sustainability and professional project management. This year is the 13th time that the Volkswagen Group has honored the entrepreneurial performance of its best suppliers with the Volkswagen Group Award.
Before an audience of 260 guests from 26 countries, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, and Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Procurement, handed the awards over to the Group’s 26 best suppliers this year.
“To make really good cars, you need really good partners – and we certainly have them,” said Winterkorn at the award ceremony. Looking to the future, he added: “Over the next few years, almost every aspect of the automobile industry will change. In the age of digitalization, we need to maintain our existing strengths and to develop new strengths. We will be working on this with our suppliers in a major new innovation partnership.”
Garcia Sanz praised the partner companies: “On behalf of the Volkswagen Group, I would like to thank you for your dedication and your achievements. We can only shape the mobility of the future and continue our success with strong suppliers. Together, we have reached historic milestones with the Group.This applies to the implementation of our module strategy and to the delivery of 10 million vehicles to our customers for the first time. Electro-mobility and the continuing digitalization of our industry are key building bricks in our joint success. Together with you, we will actively develop new business areas and growth prospects.”
Francisco Riberas, president and CEO of Gestamp, thanked Volkswagen by an award that recognizes “the strategic partnership that Gestamp establishes with its clients”. “The client is the center of our business and we work for them”, added. Gestamp works with Volkswagen since the very first moment of our history”, remembered.