Every year, Ponsse selects a Finnish and international supplier of the year from its supplier network as a recognition of productive cooperation. In 2020, Lapp Connecto Oy was selected the Finnish supplier of the year and ZF Friedrichshafen AG the international supplier of the year.
Currently, Ponsse’s supplier network consists of more than 250 companies, and Ponsse is continuously engaged in close cooperation with the network. The supplier of the year award is a recognition of productive cooperation, and its recipients are selected from among Finnish and international suppliers. Criteria for the recognition include the quality of products, delivery reliability, the development of prices, and operational and strategic cooperation. The awards are distributed at an annual supplier network event. Themes of this year’s event were competitiveness, cost efficiency and responsibility. The Finnish supplier of the year was selected at the Ponsse studio on 21 April and the international supplier of the year on 27 April 2021.
Lapp Connecto Oy selected the Finnish supplier of the year
“Our cooperation with Lapp Connecto has been seamless in all areas. The will to make Ponsse’s products and to adhere to Ponsse’s quality can be seen clearly. This cooperation really works. Lapp Connecto has shown excellent improvements in its ability to produce quality, and its active profit-making capabilities are reflected in cost development and projects”, says Tuomas Yli-Marttila, procurement and logistics manager at Ponsse. ,
“We have been engaged in first-rate cooperation with Ponsse for years now, and we are very proud to receive this recognition”, says Ilpo Mäkelä, managing director of Lapp Connecto, who received the award.
Lapp Connecto manufactures cable sets and wiring systems for demanding mechanical and industrial applications. Its product range also includes busducts and busbar trunking systems, the assembly and testing of control units, and demanding electrotechnical assemblies. The comprehensive service range guarantees cost-effective overall solutions at all times. Lapp Connecto was established in 1988, and it has nearly 400 employees in its network. Its facilities are located in Hyvinkää and Vieremä, Finland, and in Poland.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG selected the international supplier of the year
“Our cooperation with ZF in the development of technology is very flexible and active. In addition, the company has a strong ability to produce quality and a high delivery reliability. Our partnership in research and development is excellent, and our openness is exemplary”, Yli-Marttila says.
“This is a great honour to us, and we are grateful to accept this recognition. We are proud of being a Ponsse supplier, and we expect our productive cooperation to continue in the future”, says Fritz Riedl, Key Account Manager at ZF Group, who accepted the award.
ZF (Friedrichshafen AG) is an international technology company which delivers the next generation’s systems for vehicles and industrial technologies, and provides integrated solutions for vehicles in the transport and automotive industries.