Vallourec rewarded for Excellence in Logistics by Mercedes-Benz

21/12/2012 - Brazil, Industry, Automotive Applications
Vallourec’s Brazilian subsidiary V & M do Brasil received the “Interaction Award” in the category “Excellence in Logistics”, awarded annually by the German manufacturer of automobiles and trucks Mercedes-Benz.

For over 30 years, Mercedes-Benz has been one of Vallourec’s main clients in Brazil. Vallourec’s mill in Belo Horizonte produces seamless steel tubes on demand for Mercedes-Benz, which are used in the assembly of vehicles of all classes - light, medium, semi-heavy, heavy, extra-heavy and buses.
 
The award is the recognition of a partnership between the two companies that has been solidifying over the years, and of the alignment of V & M do Brasil with Mercedes’ logistic model.
 

Mercedes-Benz Interaction Award


The Mercedes-Benz Interaction Award, which celebrated its 21st edition this year, seeks to recognize the efforts of suppliers, to foster competition and to extend the corporate principles of Mercedes-Benz to its partners. Created to honor the partners who worked together with the Company and who excelled during the year, the Interaction Award is part of a program that seeks to strengthen business ties between Mercedes and its partners. To choose the winners, a permanent Technical Committee, with representatives from all areas involved, evaluates several criteria through a tool known as External Balanced Scorecard (EBSC), according to which the evaluations of supplier performance are made. Product quality, care for the environment, as well as transparency in negotiations, optimization of production processes as well as initiative measures to improve brand products are all taken into account.

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