The focus was primarily on digitalization, sustainability and supply chain resilience.
At the opening of the hybrid event, Mann+Hummel’s chief procurement officer Hanno Höhn emphasised the importance of reliable partnerships within the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world where staying on the move is essential.
"The past year was characterised by fragile supply chains and rising energy and logistics costs. We are therefore all the more pleased that we were able to defy the difficult market conditions with our partners. Our result was stable, but we still see some potential for further growth and transformation. A key element for us in the future will therefore continue to be the reliability and flexibility of our suppliers," said Höhn.
Kurk Wilks, CEO and president of the Mann+Hummel Group, who joined the Supplier Day via video message, confirmed that partners along the supply chain play a key role in the company’s vision of "Leadership in Filtration". Keynotes were given by Dirk Müschen, Senior Vice President Purchasing at Deutz AG, and Martin Klein, Vice President Engineering Filter Elements at Mann+Hummel, who shared their perspectives on current industry trends and challenges.
"A very successful event, with lots of networking opportunities and exciting insights across the marketplace formats. It’s always special to meet our key suppliers, build on existing relationships and exchange new ideas," said Oliver Schmitz, Vice President Purchasing Global Production Material at Mann+Hummel.
At the event, Mann+Hummel presented its 2022 Supplier Awards to:
- Supply Chain Resilience: ARGOMM SPA
- Innovation: Sandler AG
- Sustainability: Wallstabe & Schneider GmbH & Co KG
- Digitalization: DOW Polyurethanes
- Commercial Business Development: Shandong Longde