SKF wins GROUPAUTO International ”Supplier of the Year 2013” award in Logistics

2013 November 15, 12:00 CET

At the GROUPAUTO International Supplier convention, which took place in Palma de Mallorca Oct 22–24, SKF received the prestigious ‘Supplier of the Year 2013’ award in Logistics from the renowned automotive aftermarket trading group.

This is the second time in 3 years that SKF is recognized as an outstanding supplier by GROUPAUTO International.

SKF has been partnering with GROUPAUTO International for almost 20 years and has contributed to the success of their network. The aim of working together has always been to combine the professionalism of the GROUPAUTO International network with the strength of a major brand like SKF. The relationship has become stronger each year.

Christer Cedervall, Global Director SKF Vehicle Aftermarket, says, “The GROUPAUTO International-SKF partnership is a perfect fit, combining two strong brand names which represent “best in class” in automotive distribution and OE quality manufacturing, respectively. This award is one of the most coveted titles in the automotive aftermarket industry and is proof of the SKF commitment to continuous improvement, supplying OE quality parts and striving for excellence in product and service delivery. SKF’s industry-leading logistics along with GROUPAUTO International’s close relationship with the garages are key elements in their success of the last two decades.”

How is the “Logistics Supplier of the Year” elected?
Each country, where GROUPAUTO International is represented, rates its suppliers according to a set of predefined criteria that is weighted according to various topics.
In the Logistics category, suppliers were rated on stock availability, respect of delivery terms and delivery accuracy. SKF was rated best amongst 47 suppliers. In an environment where competition is getting stronger every day, this award is testimony to SKF’s strength in logistics.

Over the last couple of years, SKF has concentrated not only on broadening its product portfolio and coverage in the automotive aftermarket, but even more on having the most comprehensive support to meet the ever increasing demands of the market. This second award from one of the major players in the distribution of automotive and truck parts replacement proves that SKF is on the right track...

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SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2012 were SEK 64,575 million and the number of employees was 46,775.

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