07/10/2019 -Vallourec Bearing Tubes received the “Best Value Improvement” award from the Schaeffler group.
Schaeffler’s recognitionAmong its 9,000 production material suppliers, Schaeffler selected and invited 130 major and strategic suppliers in their headquarters in Herzogenaurach to attend a special event hosted by Andreas Schick, Chief Operating Officer of Schaeffler. During this ceremony, twenty suppliers had been honored for their outstanding performance.
The Smartube solutionSmartube is a simplified and competitive tube for bearing components. It has been invented by Vallourec Bearing Tubes and designed to take advantage of Vallourec’s technical strong points and know-how along the supply chain: the steel billets come from HKM, the hot rolling operations are performed in our Mülheim tube mill, the tubes are then heat treated and finished in our Montbard plant. This new product line has become a real commercial and technical success for our customers.