Some 15 suppliers have been recognised by PSA for their commitment and excellence in ‘meeting the expectations of Groupe PSA’.

The company said the awards are an opportunity to reaffirm the important role supplier relations have played in the success of the Push to Pass strategic plan

There are two new “Quality First” and “Special President Award” awards to recognise the highest performing suppliers in terms of the ‘quality of their response to Groupe PSA’s transformation requirements and their ability to offer innovative, breakthrough solutions’.

In 2019, Groupe PSA recognised the excellence of its suppliers’ performance in seven categories:

“Programme Management Award”

NOVARES received this award in recognition of its performance in terms of the quality of deliverables, on-time delivery, cost control, project management, success of launches and technical expertise.

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“Indirect Material Machinery and Equipment Award”

SGTM and IMA won this award, which honours their performance in terms of service and quality, cost, on-time delivery and responsiveness.

“Aftermarket Performance Award”

MAT HOLDING and LEOCH were rewarded for their exceptional performance in terms of quality, service and cost savings in the areas of original and multi-brand spare parts.

“Competitiveness Award”

HOWA TRAMICO, MINTH and YAZAKI received this award, which recognises their exceptional cost-savings performance (sales, processes, techniques, logistics, etc.) and their 2019 proposals for a cost-reduction portfolio in line with Groupe PSA targets.

“Quality First Award”

PLASTIQUES DU VAL DE LOIRE, KIRCHHOFF and ADIENT were honoured for their achievements and commitment in terms of industrial development and production while meeting Groupe PSA’s quality requirements.

“Corporate Social Responsibility Award”

ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES and CONSTELLIUM were rewarded for their remarkable measures based on four criteria: environmental performance, social performance, ethics, and control of the subcontracting chain. Performance was assessed by an external firm commissioned by Groupe PSA using a questionnaire based on international sustainable development standards.

The “Special President Award” went to FLEX-N-GATE and CENTTHOR for their commitment and ability to offer innovative, breakthrough solutions, overcome challenges and anticipate changes with a view to continuous improvement.

At an event to distribute the awards, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares stressed Groupe PSA’s high expectations for its partners in terms of quality, cost and on-time delivery, which would enable all sides to meet, together, the challenges facing the automotive industry.

In 2018, Groupe PSA purchasing represented a total of EUR42bn, of which more than EUR30bn was for direct parts and components which, it says, on average, account for over 75% of a vehicle’s production cost. The PSA group works with a panel of more than 8,000 suppliers and encourages local sourcing in all of its production sites. French automobile production plants purchase around 50% of their supplies in France and 87% in Europe.