Rolls-Royce Presents Awards to its Best Suppliers of 2016


By The Maritime Executive 2017-05-08 15:18:01

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – Rolls-Royce Power Systems has recognized its best suppliers for the year 2016 by presenting its Supplier Awards. The awards have been made for the last eleven years and are available in five categories to suppliers who provide the highest standards of quality and performance.

The majority of this year’s award winners had already achieved the honor several times before. Miba Gleitlager from Austria, for example, received the prize for Best Supplier of Finished Parts for the third time. The Austrian company has now been supplying plain bearings, support bearings, thrust bearings and bushings for all engine series for decades. The Heunisch foundry from Bad Windsheim supplies large iron castings and casings for Series 2000 and 4000 engines. Previous winners in 2011, the company repeated its achievement this year as Best Supplier of Unfinished Parts.

This year’s Best Achiever Award went to Poppe + Potthoff GmbH in recognition of outstanding increases in quality performance. Based in the German town of Werther, the company supplies high-pressure rails and lines for Series 1600 and 2000. “Their innovative ideas provide valuable support,” said Alexander Dangel, Vice-President, Purchasing, at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Occupying a unique position among the award winners was Maurer-Electronic from Uttenweiler: the company was chosen as MTU Onsite Energy’s Best Supplier for the fifth time.

Best Supplier for RRPS subsidiary L`Orange was named as Rommel Präzisionsdrehteile (precision turned components) from Gemmrigheim. The company’s nomination meant it was the first ever to win a second award in the ‘Components’ category. “Our Supplier Awards allow us to look back on a history of success and the most impressive achievement throughout has been the consistency of our suppliers,” said Steffen Dölker who heads Purchasing at L`Orange.

“This year, our Supplier Awards once again give us the opportunity to express our appreciation of the outstanding performance, partnership and cooperation that our suppliers provide,” said Alexander Dangel, Vice-President, Purchasing, at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Award winners are selected from a total of around 1,000 suppliers on the basis of criteria covering quality, cost, consistency of supply, commitment to environmental protection and integrity. All suppliers receive regular feedback on their performance in the various categories involved. “The aim is to create motivation for continuous improvement,” said Dangel.

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

Rolls-Royce’s vision is to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions. We operate across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 10,000 people. The product portfolio includes MTU-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. Under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, the company markets diesel gensets for emergency, base load and peak load applications as well as cogeneration plants using gas engines for the combined generation of heat and power. Bergen medium-speed engines power ships and power generation applications. L’Orange completes the portfolio with fuel injection systems for large engines.

Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

We have three common themes across all our businesses:

- Investing in and developing engineering excellence
- Driving a manufacturing and supply chain transformation which will embed operational excellence in lean, lower-cost facilities and processes
- Leveraging our installed base, product knowledge and engineering capabilities to provide customers with outstanding service through which we can capture aftermarket value long into the future.

Annual underlying revenue was £13.8 billion in 2016, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £80 billion at the end of 2016.
In 2016, Rolls-Royce invested £1.3 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

Rolls-Royce employs almost 50,000 people in 50 countries. More than 16,500 of these are engineers.
The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2016 we recruited 274 graduates and 327 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.

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