Pirelli hands out its first supplier awards

April 13, 2012

Chairman and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera presided over the first Pirelli Suppliers’ Awards ceremony, held at Pirelli & Cie SpA headquarters in Milan, Italy. He was joined by Chief Purchasing Officer Carlo Costa.

Pirelli recognized suppliers that distinguished themselves in 2011. They were judged by seven criteria:

* quality,

* innovation,

* speed,

* total cost,

* sustainability,

* global presence and

* level of service.

And the award winners were: PT. Aneka Bumi Pratama, Columbian Chemicals Co., HF Tire Tech Group, Nynas AB, Rhodia SA, Styron Gmbh, Techedge SpA, and Value Team SpA.

Pirelli hopes to recognize supplier excellence on an annual basis. The awards "will serve as a means of constantly improving the partner relationship and the quality of the service offers."

During the ceremony, Provera outlined the Pirelli group’s industrial strategy and its focus on the "premium" segment, in which it aims to be world leader by 2015.