(WAUPACA, WI) July 20, 2016 — Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals Group company, has received the Bosch North American Supplier Award at its North America Supplier meeting in Mexico City. Waupaca Foundry’s Plant 1 in Waupaca, Wis. supplies gray iron castings used in mobile hydraulic assemblies manufactured at Bosch’s Fountain Inn, South Carolina plant. The foundry was honored for achieving high levels of quality, pricing, reliability, technology and continuous improvement.
The Bosch group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs about 375,000 associates and generated sales of 70.6 billion euros worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). Eleven of 2,708 suppliers to Bosch were awarded that have performed predominantly well in manufacturing and supplying products or services over the past two years. The theme of the 2016 award ceremony was The Power of Partnership, Connected Intelligence.
“The Bosch Supplier Award goes to outstanding suppliers who play a key role in the Bosch Group’s success and further growth of Bosch in North America” said Rene Schlegel, president of Robert Bosch Mexico. Suppliers that are competitive, with a ‘zero-defect mindset’ and develop best-in-class processes are considered top suppliers by Bosch.
The strong cooperation between the Bosch Group and its suppliers is a key element to drive innovation and growth, for that reason Bosch is constantly providing resources to develop the processes and operations of its suppliers in Mexico.
“Our team is very focused on supporting Bosch’s North American goals and our commitment to working collaboratively with them has contributed to a successful relationship,” said John Wiesbrock, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Waupaca Foundry.
This is the first time Waupaca Foundry has won the Bosch North America Supplier Award.