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Supplier of the Year 2012:
Continental honors its best suppliers and presents its first ever Innovation Award
With its annual awards, Continental's Automotive Group commends outstanding performance among over 900 strategic suppliers
13 companies receive the Automotive "Supplier of the Year 2012" Award
Special prize for improved quality; new award for innovation

Regensburg, Every year in early summer Continental's Automotive Group honors its best suppliers. Based on a systematic annual appraisal of more than 900 strategic suppliers, the Automotive Group identifies those companies that have turned in an outstanding performance in the various material segments. The winners of the Automotive "Supplier of the Year 2012" Awards were recently announced and received their awards at Continental's International Purchasing Manager Meeting in Frankfurt, where 160 Continental Automotive purchasing managers from across the globe discussed supply-sector strategies. This year's event also brought the first ever presentation of a special Innovation Award.

In order to identify the winners of the annual Supplier of the Year Awards, every year Continental Automotive assesses its strategic suppliers against a list of criteria in the areas of quality, technology, logistics, costs, and purchasing terms and conditions. These awards are presented in five sectors: electronics, electro-mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering, investment and engineering services, and Division-specific services. The Continental Automotive Group is made up of three Divisions: Chassis & Safety, Powertrain, and Interior.

In the category EMS ML&S has been awarded the "Supplier of the Year 2012".

Excerpt, press release Continental AG