Milan, Italy — Pirelli & C. SpA has honoured nine outstanding supplier companies recently with its 2019 Supplier Awards.
Pirelli chose the nine companies out of more than 10,000 that supply the tire maker globally, according to a 26-Sept Pirelli press release.
"Quality, capacity for innovation, speed and global coverage of supply were the key elements guiding the selection for the 2019 Supplier Awards," Pirelli said.
In 2019, Pirelli included a specific award for sustainability, acknowledging the primary role of sustainability in the company's strategic management model, the press release said.
The sustainability award went to natural rubber supplier Hevea-Tec Industria e Comercio Ltda. of Brazil.
Pirelli awarded the company for "oversight of social and environmental sustainability along the entire supply chain through technological innovation and involvement in the field."
Hevea-Tec was also honoured in the speed and service level categories.
The other winners are:
Quechen Silicon Chemical of China, supplier of silica, for quality and speed;
Kordsa Teknik Textil of Turkey, supplier of textile reinforcements, for global presence and service level;
Nynas AB of Sweden, supplier of plasticizer oils, for quality and service level;
Nuova Siba SpA of Italy, supplier of dosing systems, for quality and service level;
Cassioli Srl of Italy, supplier of handling systems, for global presence and innovation;
Accenture PLC of Ireland, Pirelli's strategic partner in its digital transportation roadmap, for global presence and innovation;
Artic Falls AB of Sweden, supplier of proving grounds for the development of winter products, for innovation and service level; and
Arval Service Lease of France, Pirelli's international partner for long-term auto rental, for service level and global presence.