Chemetall Receives Highest Airbus Award for Third Time
Chemetall representatives Kirstin Uhl, Strategic Marketing Manager and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt; Hendrik Becker, Global Segment Manager Aerospace; and Ronald Hendriks, Quality Manager and SQIP Coordinator.
Chemetall, a global business unit of BASF Coatings, was honored with the highest supplier award in the Airbus "Material & PartsSupply Chain & Quality Improvement Program." For the third year in a row, the global supplier of surface treatment technologies has achieved the "Accredited Supplier" status, which values Chemetall’s performance and continuous commitment to provide top quality products and excellent delivery reliability.
Only four out of a total of 68 strategic key suppliers of Airbus have received this "Accredited Supplier" award in 2016.
"We are very proud to having met the high Airbus SQIP requirements once again in 2016," says Hendrik Becker, responsible for Chemetall’s Global Aerospace Segment. "Our customer can rely on the ongoing commitment of the Chemetall team to maintain our excellent quality and performance standard and to accompany the Airbus growth strategy."
Ronald Hendriks, Chemetall's Quality Manager and SQIP Coordinator, said that last year their colleagues Kirstin Uhl and Ulrich Eberhardt conducted three Lean Six Sigma projects together with Airbus.
"These projects contributed significantly to our success: we strengthened and optimized our internal and external delivery performance along the value chain and expanded our production capacity at the Langelsheim plant in Germany," Hendricks says. "We are delighted about this highest supplier award from Airbus because it acknowledges the continuous efforts of the Chemetall staff."