RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc recognised the achievements of four world-leading manufacturers at the 2014 Global Supplier Awards held in March.
The 2014 Global Supplier Awards recognise the achievements of selected manufacturers during the past year in four different categories: performance, service excellence, innovation, and partnership. The awards were presented to the four category winners, Siemens, Phoenix Contact, Arduino and Schneider Electric at a celebratory event held at the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament.
Siemens was named the winner of the Performance Award in recognition of the supplier's efforts to achieve outstanding sales growth in the last 12 months. Siemens has also worked with RS and Allied to acquire thousands of new customers, and helped to generate a significant improvement in return on stock.
In the Service Excellence category, electrical engineering and automation manufacturer Phoenix Contact was honoured for attaining the highest delivery accuracy on over 35,000 orders channelled through RS and Allied globally.
The developers of the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform took the award for Innovation, not merely for product innovation, but also for their collaborative work with RS and Allied on exclusive delivery, preferential launch quantities, and replenishment lead times.
Schneider Electric won the award for Partnership for working with RS and Allied to develop their largest ever co-operative sales and marketing initiative targeted at customers globally. Schneider is also a strong advocate of the revolutionary new DesignSpark Mechanical 3D modelling software launched by RS and Allied in 2013, utilising the platform to provide sales support to engineers.
Phil Dock, Global Head of Product and Supplier Management at Electrocomponents commented that the supplier awards have been established to highlight and recognise what can be achieved through successful co-operation globally, and by embracing new ways of engaging with and supporting customers through innovative online resources.