Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, received Whirlpool’s Best Supplier Award 2012/13 for outstanding performance on quality, delivery and customer service. Presented during the Whirlpool Latin America Supplier’s Day event on Nov. 27 in São Paulo, Brazil, Celanese won the Best Supplier Award for the first time and has been one of the household appliance manufacturer’s preferred suppliers of engineered materials for more than 15 years.
“This Best Supplier Award from Whirlpool is the result of our ability to not only deliver world-class engineered materials, but to meet our customer’s ‘critical to quality’ wants and needs with our existing products or to develop new materials with new performance characteristics,” said Guert Rucker, South America commercial director – Celanese. “By working closely with Whirlpool, we deliver value through collaboration, technology and real solutions that help them quickly develop new, innovative products.”
Phil McDivitt, vice president and general manager of the engineered materials business of Celanese added: “Celanese is using the full breadth of its chemistry, technology and product expertise to create value at Whirlpool on a global basis. As a collaborative high-performance engineered materials supplier, our global commercial and technical teams are working closely with Whirlpool development teams at their facilities in Benton Harbor, Michigan., Shanghai, China, Cassinetta, Italy, Manaus, Rio Claro, Brazil and Joinville, Brazil.”
The Whirlpool Latin America Supplier’s Day event is an annual meeting with the company´s suppliers. The event is held to strengthen the ties between the company and its suppliers and encourage the sharing of results, priorities and challenges for Whirlpool’s supply, manufacturing, quality, environment, sustainability and social responsibility. At this year’s event, there were nine suppliers recognized from Whirlpool’s base of 563 suppliers.