Essex Magnet Wire, the largest global manufacturer of magnet and winding wire, today announced that it was recognized with a 'Bosch Global Supplier Award' in the Raw Materials and Components category. Essex was one of just five companies in North America to be recognized by Bosch at its annual ceremony. Bosch awarded 47 total suppliers from its 43,000, with winners from 15 different countries.
Josh Fennig, President of Essex Europe as well as Xavier Mann, Vice President of the Automotive Business Unit, were on hand near Blaichach, Germany to accept the award on behalf of the business.
"We always strive to do excellent work at Essex and it is an honor when that work is recognized outside of the organization," Mann said. "Bosch has been an excellent partner for us and to be recognized by a world-class company like Bosch is something that we hold in very high regard."
This is the 16th time the Bosch Group has rewarded outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of products and services. The winners were announced from Europe (28), 19 of those from Germany, North America (5), and Asia Pacific (14). Bosch distributed awards in four categories: purchasing of indirect materials, raw materials and components, purchasing of direct materials (broken down by business sector), and innovation.
The theme of this year's award ceremony was "Transforming Together. Staying Ahead."
"With the Bosch Global Supplier Award, we pay tribute to our best suppliers around the world," said Andreas Reutter, head of supply chain management at Robert Bosch GmbH. "The award-winners have achieved outstanding levels of excellence, and work with us in an exceptional spirit of partnership. From technological expertise to logistical quality and entrepreneurial potential — our award winners have it all."