Tuesday, 23 December 2014

!NEW! ZKW Wins GM Awards

Lighting systems specialist from Wieselburg commended for top quality, deliverypunctuality and customer service

The flood of awards for ZKW is reaching its height: on 11 December ZKW CEO Mag. Hubert Schuhleitner received the GM SQ Excellence Award at the headquarters in Wieselburg. The award was presented by Zvonimir Facol, SQ Engineer Deployment at Opel AG. This medal is the reward for the particularly high quality of the supplier services. ZKW obtained 100 of 100 possible points in the assessment for the GM SQ Excellence Award, thus achieving the best possible quality performance. In addition, the lighting systems specialist received the GM Platinum Award for maximum delivery punctuality and optimum customer service. "The GM Awards and the numerous other commendations are the result of the special achievements of our employees. This is of enormous importance to us and reflects an extremely successful year," says Mag. Hubert Schuhleitner, CEO of the ZKW Group.

From left to right.: Karl Stöhr (Customer Director ZKW), Mag. Hubert Schuhleitner (CEO ZKW), Zvonimir Facol (SQ Engineer Deployment Opel AG)
Of the 8,300 European suppliers of General Motors, 191 were rewarded with the GM SQ Excellence Award in eight categories – including Electronics, Interiors, Exteriors and Body. ZKW was one of the few suppliers who were able to achieve two top rankings. The award winners were selected by the GM Top Management in Detroit. The assessment period was the last 12 months. One requirement for nomination is certification according to the international quality standards TS16949 and QSB.

Above all the plant in Wieselburg (Austria) was rewarded for delivery reliability and on-time shipping. ZKW has thus demonstrated highest quality along the entire supply chain. GM has been a customer of the Wieselburg lighting systems manufacturer since 1979. Currently ZKW produces a number of small lamps for the global automobile group. 

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