Electrolux Supplier Awards 2014 winners announced

Electrolux held its second Supplier Awards event on November 12, 2014, recognizing its top direct material suppliers for outstanding levels of quality, innovation, performance, service, cost, on-time delivery and sustainable practices.

“Our key suppliers help us to be more successful in our business and more innovative in our products,” said Gregoire Letort, Chief Purchasing Officer. “We want to acknowledge their excellent performance and value to Electrolux.”

From ceramic glass to drain pumps, electronics, compressors and global shipping, the Supplier Awards recognize suppliers from around the world. Out of 3,000 potential candidates, twelve winners were selected.

Thirty-five finalists gathered for a one-day event at Electrolux headquarters in Stockholm which featured a workshop on innovation and productivity, a culinary experience with Electrolux top chefs and the awards ceremony.

“I’d like to congratulate all the winners who help us achieve our business results and to deliver best-in-class products to local and global markets,” Gregoire Letort said.

“Suppliers play a crucial role within innovation. The solutions we have created together increase Group competitiveness”, added Jan Brockmann, Chief Technology Officer. “By making a joint effort we can identify new business ideas and bring value to consumers.”

Winners were chosen in the following categories:

Supplier Excellence

The Supplier Excellence Award recognizes operational excellence in product development, price competitiveness, quality and the supply chain, as well as social and environmental practices. Suppliers nominated for this award have demonstrated a sustainable performance record that enables Electrolux factories to produce the most competitive home appliances with the best quality.

Winners: Chunju, Hangzhou Kawai, H&T, Mansfield Engineered Components, Oldrati, UNIGEL

Supplier Innovation

The Supplier Innovation Awards recognizes collaboration between Electrolux and its suppliers to develop new innovative components that make a difference to Group products and for consumers.

Winners: Bitron Industry, CMI & EMZ, Jiaxipera, POSA, Zoppas Industries

Global Logistics

The Global Logistics Award recognizes the shipping company that provides the highest quality of service, on-time delivery, performance, cost competitiveness and sustainability practices.

Winner: Hamburg Süd

Trends from CES: Shape Living for the Better

Jan 31
Trends from CES: Shape Living for the Better

What would voice-activated hubs and intelligent robots look like in every home? In the near future this can become a reality as some of these innovations were showcased at CES 2018, the world’s largest consumer electronics fair. Electrolux Chief Operations Officer Jan Brockmann who visited CES, concludes the latest smart home trends from the fair, together with Chief Information Officer JP Iversen. According to recent research conducted by the American media organization NPR and Edison Research, one in six American households currently owns a smart speaker such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant. Smart speakers which have voice-control and connect with other smart products are clearly on the march and might shape the everyday life of billions of people in the future.“This year, everything was connected. We saw that voice assistants are playing a much bigger role in everyday life. They are being used in everything from smart home products to cars and smart glasses,” says Jan Brockmann, Chief Operations Officer at Electrolux. “This technology is improving and becoming a natural interface for consumers.”Iversen adds: “For me, there were two things that stood out at CES: The first is more evolved end-to-end connected ecosystems on display. They were really well-advanced and show the way forward. The second was all the great user interfaces. Voice is clearly the new standard, but also very advanced hands-on user interfaces were exciting to see, which certainly will make life easier for users.”