Corning Recognized as a Top Global Supplier by Daimler
Corning was one of 10 suppliers to be recognized, receiving the partnership award from Mercedes-Benz Car Procurement & Supplier Quality.
Corning Inc. recently announced that it received a 2018 Daimler Supplier Award from Daimler AG (DAI) at the company’s 11th annual global supplier award ceremony in Stuttgart, Germany, on February 20, 2019. Corning was one of 10 suppliers to be recognized, receiving the partnership award from Mercedes-Benz Car Procurement & Supplier Quality, for Corning’s collaborative development and ongoing supply of next-generation particulate filters for high-performance emissions control.
“It is an honor to receive Daimler’s most prestigious supplier recognition as a reflection of our longstanding and productive relationship,” said Klaus Wellstein, general manager of Corning GmbH. “Daimler’s focus on innovation and premium quality across all its vehicle platforms creates demanding specifications and fits perfectly with Corning’s goal to partner with customers to solve their toughest technology challenges.”
Corning has been working with Daimler for more than 35 years, initially supplying emissions control solutions for passenger cars and, beginning in 2005, for commercial vehicles as well. In recent years, Corning developed several new products in partnership with Daimler to address tightening regulations in gaseous and particulate emissions, including large-diameter thin wall Celcor® substrates, Corning® DuraTrap® GC gasoline particulate filters, and Corning DuraTrap AT HP diesel particulate filters. These products are being leveraged in emissions control systems across many car and truck models in Europe, North America and Asia.
“Our global supplier network makes an important contribution to value creation, quality, and innovation...[and] makes a decisive contribution to the overall business success of Mercedes-Benz Cars,” Wilko A. Stark, member of the divisional board of management for Mercedes-Benz Cars for Procurement and Supplier Quality, said in a published statement. “The [Daimler Supplier Award is] the highest award given for best performance. I congratulate our winners for their outstanding work over the past year.”
The Daimler Supplier Awards acknowledge 10 suppliers with strong performance from the prior fiscal year in the categories of quality, innovation, and partnership. The awards were presented by members of the Daimler AG board of management and the heads of the Daimler procurement groups to an audience of representatives from over 450 strategic partners and key suppliers in 30 countries.