Posted July 25, 2017

Hoffmann Group receives Bosch Global Supplier Award

Award marks 15th win for Hoffmann Group. 

Hoffmann Group has been honored with the Bosch Global Supplier Award from Bosch. Bosch presents this award every two years to carefully selected suppliers in recognition of their outstanding performance. Hoffmann Group received the award in the indirect material category. In all, Bosch has given awards to 44 suppliers from eleven countries.

This marks the 15th time the supplier of technology and services has honored outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of products or services – notably in the areas of quality, costs, innovation, and logistics. Bosch presented the coveted awards before an audience of some 100 representatives of the supply industry. The theme of this year’s award ceremony was “Partners in success.”

Dr. Robert Blackburn, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and CEO of Hoffmann Group, said, “Everything we do, we do to enable our customers best results. This attitude is in our DNA. The Bosch Global Supplier Award is a strong recognition for our guiding principles. We’re pleased to receive this unique award.”

Martin Reichenecker, Member of the Executive Board of Hoffmann Group, responsible for Sales and Marketing, said: “Our long-term global partnership with Bosch is characterized by trust. This refers to the quality of our products as well as to the consultancy capabilities of our employees. We’re very happy about this award and feel committed to fulfill this appreciation in future too.”

Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Bosch board of management, said: “In the connected world, partnerships are becoming more and more important. Hierarchical value chains are turning into value-added networks. With our open platform technologies, we are in an ideal position to seize the opportunities offered by digitalization in our partner networks; for example, exchanging Industry 4.0 data using the Production Performance Management Protocol.”

In 2015, Hoffmann Group was the only supplier in the field of 'tools' to win the Bosch Global Supplier Award. Hoffmann Group and Bosch have collaborated as partners for many years and as a result, Hoffmann Group has already been presented with the Preferred Supplier Award on several occasions.

Bosch’s suppliers have long been more than mere deliverers of parts and components: they are also partners in development and innovation who help Bosch stay competitive. Currently, the Bosch Group’s purchasing and logistics volume amounts to some 60 percent of its total sales. Most of the purchases are of electronic and mechanical components, but Bosch also buys resale goods, software, services, capital goods, and operating equipment.

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Hoffmann Group USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hoffmann Group, Europe's leading system partner for quality tools. The company offers 62,000 quality tools from 500 of the world’s leading manufacturers including GARANT, Hoffmann’s own premium brand. Hoffmann product lines include hand tools, cutting tools, workstations, and storage options.

Hoffmann Group, with an international corporate headquarters in Munich, Germany, combines trading competence with leadership in both manufacturing and service. This combination guarantees reliability in supply, quality, and productivity in the tooling sector to more than 135,000 customers. The company, with its worldwide partners and over 2,500 employees, serves major companies as well as medium-sized and small companies in more than 50 countries.