From left to right: Dr. Karl Nowak, president of the Bosch corporate sector for purchasing and logistics; Dr. Markus Flik, CEO Chiron Group; Stefan Birzle, head of global account management – automotive Chiron Werke; Robert Huter, Bosch vice president corporate sector purchasing and logistics, machinery, and equipment. Photo: Robert Bosch GmbH

Carmakers, suppliers, and distributors recognized a trio of manufacturing equipment and service providers in June and July, noting the importance of quality partnerships in industrial production.

Bosch recognizes Chiron with Global Supplier Award — Chiron is the only manufacturer of machining centers among the prize winners from Bosch, a global supplier of turbochargers, powertrain components, and other automotive equipment. Bosch’s award recognizes performance in quality, costs, innovation, and logistics.

“This award shows that we offer high-quality, future-oriented solutions – in partnership with our customers,” says Dr. Markus Flik, CEO of the Chiron Group.

Bosch recognized 44 suppliers from 11 countries, calling them partners in success.

“Bosch’s success is based in no small part on competitiveness, innovative strength, and agility – qualities we can achieve only with fruitful international partnerships,” says Dr. Karl Nowak, president of the Bosch corporate sector for purchasing and logistics.

The recognition was Chiron’s first win of Global Supplier Award recognition and the company’s fourth win of the Bosch Preferred Supplier Award.

MSC Industrial Supply Co. names Destaco Tooling Components Vendor of the Year — Automation, workholding, and containment solutions equipment provider Destaco won first-ever Tooling Components Vendor-of-the-Year honors from MSC Industrial Supply Co., a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations products and services. The award recognizes Destaco for excellence in sales performance, profitability, product innovation, marketing, field support, operational performance, and customer service in 2016.

“MSC works hard to bring deep expertise and insight to help our manufacturing customers keep their operations up and running and improve their efficiency and performance. Our supplier partners play a critical role in bringing value to customers in this way,” says Ryan Esposito, vice president of metalwork- ing product management for MSC. “The Destaco team did an outstanding job of bringing economic value to our customers.”

Stefan Eggers, Destaco’s vice president of global sales and service, adds, “In pairing our entire team with MSC’s tooling components team, we were able to work proactively and provide additional value with faster service, special product needs and local assistance, which enabled us to overcome customer support challenges quickly and effectively.”;

Honda, Toyota recognize MPW for outstanding performance — MPW Industrial Services earned Toyota’s Superior Performance Award for Services and Honda’s Performance Excellence Award, both presented in June.

MPW’s Facility & Environmental Management (FEM) division provides paint system management, maintenance, environmental, inventory, and production support services at Honda facilities in Marysville, East Liberty, and Anna, Ohio, and Greensburg, Indiana. MPW serves Toyota at the automaker’s Georgetown, Kentucky, location.

“These awards are a tribute to the more customer-driven philosophies we’ve introduced over the last couple of years. Now we’ve set a high bar for ourselves and we’re looking forward to continuing our great relationships with these customers,” says MPW FEM General Manger Kevin Sullivan.