FACC awards recognise supplier excellence

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Aerospace supplier, FACC, relies on having a strong supply chain to get its hardware on board aircraft. In recognition of the importance of its suppliers, the company has honoured its most outstanding supply chain companies, in terms of know-how and high quality and delivery standards, through the annual FACC Supplier Excellence Awards.

Robert Machtlinger, CEO of FACC AG,  presented awards to this year’s winners by post rather than at the company’s annual Supplier Conference, due to Covid-19 concerns. “Together with our outstanding partners, we offer our customers lightweight construction products of the highest quality and precision. What makes a partnership excellent is the fact that you can rely on each other. In such challenging times as the current corona crisis, a well-functioning supply chain is more important than ever. With our Supplier Awards, we wish to say thank you for this excellent cooperation.”

Bronze, silver and gold awards
As is traditional with awards schemes, the FACC Supplier Excellence Awards are presented as gold, silver and bronze, representing first, second and third place.

The gold award was presented to the German system supplier, S-Fasteners as the best supplier of 2019. The company manufactures fastening and connecting parts for FACC, and impressed with its delivery and quality performance standards.

The silver award went to Cyclone MFG. The Canadian company produces complex milled parts that are integrated into numerous FACC premium components. FACC says the supplier stood out in particular for its precision and performance.

SKF-Tischler, a regional partner in Austria, earned the bronze award. FACC relies on the company’s high degree of flexibility and premium quality in the processing of composite components, and the production of tools and equipment for its manufacturing processes.

FACC also gave a Special Performance Award to Plascore, a US-based producer of honeycomb cores. When FACC’s requirements were not met by another supplier, Plascore stepped in and provided immediate support by making production capacities available at short notice.

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