Continental’s Automotive Group gave this year’s “Supplier of the Year 2016” award in the category of discretes to ROHM Semiconductor. With about 100 production sites worldwide, Continental processed around 120 billion components which have been produced by more than 2,700 series suppliers in 2016. To determine the winners, the Continental Automotive Group performs a comprehensive, systematic review on strictly defined criteria. Only suppliers who deliver an outstanding performance in terms of quality, technology, logistics, costs and purchase conditions can excel and hope for the established award.
ROHM received the award during the Supplier Day 2017 in Regensburg by Dr. Elmar Degenhart, executive chairman of the board, Continental AG, and Günter Fella, head of purchasing at Continental Automotive. Dr. Degenhart emphasised during the ceremony: “Quality is now no longer a goal in the sense of an indicator of customer satisfaction but an absolute must. Adopting a systematic zero-defects strategy in all areas is a clear objective for our work. For this reason, all companies in the supply chain must make this standard of quality an integral part of their DNA so that all employees put it into practice every day and it characterises every single process step.”
“I am proud to accept this award as representative for all my colleagues around the world who put the utmost importance in the top quality of ROHM products. This award is a great acknowledgement of our efforts to always support our customers in achieving their business goals by providing high-quality, robust and advanced products as well as good services,” said Christian André, president ROHM Semiconductor GmbH.