On the first evening of this year's Innotrans trade fair, we were invited by Deutsche Bahn to the supplier distinctions awards. The best suppliers in the following categories were honoured:
- Rail vehicles and rail vehicle parts
- General requirements and services
During a ceremony, Dr Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Board of Management of DB, Dr Richard Lutz, DB Executive Board Member for Finance and Controlling, Berthold Huber, DB Board Member for Traffic and Transport, Frank Sennhenn, Chairman of the Board of Management of DB Netz AG, and Uwe Günther, DB Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) awarded the winners.
With the company award, DB commends particularly dedicated and capable suppliers who have asserted themselves in competition in their market segment and who have exemplarily met their contractual obligations. In doing so, the award-winning companies have made an important contribution with their products and services to the implementation of the ambitious Group strategy DB2020+. Uwe Günther, CPO of the Group, stressed: “The DB Supplier Distinction and the Supplier Innovation Award are universally recognised for the suppliers of the DB."
The DB, with an annual purchasing volume of more than 20 billion euros, is one of the largest customers in the German economy and maintains business relationships with over 30,000 suppliers globally.
The HERING Corporate Group was nominated from among 4,000 suppliers in the “Infrastructure” category along with Quadra Ingenieure GmbH and Shenzhen SED Wireless Communication Technology Co. Ltd. The distinction in this category was then received by the Shenzhen SED company for the delivery of GSM-R smartphones to Deutsche Bahn last autumn. For us, this nomination is fantastic – the only building contractor present at this award ceremony and one of the three best among 4,000! HERING has convinced its rail customers across the board with innovations and customer loyalty along with good service and good performance.
The laudatory speech states: The prize is for the entire HERING Corporate Group, even if only HERING Bau GmbH & Co. KG Systeme is stated on the certificate (Download, ca. 2,5 MB).
With the numerous customers with whom we had many in-depth discussions and who demonstrated their recognition for our services, the Innotrans trade fair reflected our position on the rail market.