The company BOMAG, world market leader in compaction technology and manufacturer of machines for the compaction of soil, asphalt and refuse, presents the Supplier Awards every year for outstanding performance and partnership with its suppliers. As a quality manufacturer, the company places the highest demands on its own products. Therefore, an excellent supplier network is essential. Quality and smooth delivery processes are not a matter of course, but, in the company’s opinion, always the result of good cooperation. The supplier award is a special recognition of joint success.
Due to the current Corona situation, this year’s award ceremony could not take place in the usual framework with a large event. Instead, Marco Braun, Global Commodity Manager Services & Solutions Sourcing at BOMAG, and Matthias Trapp, as Head of Spare Parts MRP Department responsible for planning and procurement, presented the award for the category Services & Solutions in a digital event to the responsible persons at BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG. “Our award represents a special measure in special times. Reliable partnerships are gaining importance and our award is intended to underline this. Especially in the service sector, it will become increasingly important to have a sound partner who offers appropriate services. We notice that our customers increasingly value good service,” explains Marco Braun. “We handle the sourcing of around 55,000 different articles from all over the world and with this award we would like to express special appreciation to those suppliers who excel in terms of product quality, delivery capability and reliability, adherence to delivery dates, pricing, sourcing and sales structure. Three of our suppliers stood out and were nominated for the award. BU Power Systems performed very well and finally deservedly won the award.”
“Aftermarket service is becoming increasingly important. The future will be characterized more than ever by constant change. Devices and machines are becoming increasingly complex in terms of digitalization, new technologies and drive solutions. We will no longer have the same level of continuity as we have had in recent decades. We are facing up to this in order to offer our customers the best possible service. Communication with our customers is particularly important in this respect, so that we can identify customer needs and serve them appropriately,” says Jan-Sebastian Seeber, Managing Director of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG and CFO of the BU Power Group.
BOMAG nominates partners once a year in various categories and awards a supplier prize. The award is based on the previous fiscal year, in this case from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.
As an appointed Perkins distributor BU Power Systems is responsible for the sales and the after-sales service of Perkins diesel and gas engines. BU Power Systems offers customized engine solutions for industry, construction, agriculture, material handling as well as for power generation and ships. In sixteen European countries we ensure professional product advice and comprehensive service for all engine needs. The service portfolio of BU Power Systems extends from engine sales through spare parts service to individual services.
Mr. Braun emphasizes “Usually there is a festive award ceremony, but unfortunately this is not possible at present. Nevertheless, I am pleased to congratulate you in this digital meeting as the winner in the category “Services & Solutions”. In addition to the very good performance in the areas we defined, I have a particular example in mind, which involved the procurement of Perkins engines that were actually no longer available. In an exceptionally uncomplicated way, eight more of these Perkins engines were delivered in time and our customer was happy”.
Matthias Trapp also thanks for the smooth cooperation and states, “Sometimes it is also good not to hear anything from a supplier. We had no complaints about Perkins products in the course of the past year”.
“We thank you for the appreciation and special honor. We are proud of what we have achieved — especially in these difficult times for all of us. We feel obliged to continue in the new year and even to improve further. I am convinced that together we can become even better,” says Jan-Sebastian Seeber.
“It’s a really good feeling and we are very satisfied,” continues Thomas Roßmeier, the responsible Parts Manager of BU Power Systems, with a smile. “I will gladly pass on the good news to my team, because without the good and committed employees at the base nothing will work at all”.