AKRON, Ohio, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM), a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, today announced that it has received the Brose Supplier Performance Award Europe for the year 2013.
At the 2014 Brose Supplier Day award ceremony in Bamberg, Germany, A. Schulman was recognized among Brose's approximately 1,300 global suppliers for its performance in Europe. The Brose Supplier Performance Award is based on criteria such as quality and logistics performance, project management, assessment by the Brose purchasing department, supplier certification status, audit results and supplier's innovative suggestions. A. Schulman is the first supplier to receive this award.
"It is an honor to receive this award from Brose in recognition of our performance as a supplier," said Heinrich Lingnau, General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa for A. Schulman. "The criteria to win the award are extremely rigorous, and we believe that this recognition exemplifies our commitment to being a long-term partner to Brose and successfully delivering the highest standards for quality, product performance and technology."
"We view this award as recognition of our valued partnership," said Horst Klink, Business Unit Director, Engineered Plastics for A. Schulman. "We are proud of our collaboration to help drive the innovation required to address the challenges Brose is facing in the global automotive market. This collaboration has included seminars organized in cooperation with Brose and A. Schulman Academy, as well as the Technical Days at Brose."
A. Schulman supplies engineered plastics to Brose for use in a variety of automotive applications such as components for door systems, engine cooling fans and shrouds.
Brose is a partner to the international automobile industry and delivers systems for vehicle doors, liftgates, seat structures and electric drives to some 80 automobile brands and more than 30 suppliers. Approximately 22,000 employees work for our family-owned company at 57 locations in 23 countries. In fiscal year 2013, the company generated a turnover of approx. 4.7 billion euros. Brose ranks among the TOP 40 of automotive suppliers worldwide and is the fifth-largest family-owned company in this industrial sector.
About A. Schulman, Inc.
A. Schulman, Inc. is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Since 1928, the Company has been providing innovative solutions to meet its customers' demanding requirements. The Company's customers span a wide range of markets such as packaging, mobility, building & construction, electronics & electrical, agriculture, personal care & hygiene, sports, leisure & home, custom services and others. The Company employs approximately 3,800 people and has 43 manufacturing facilities globally. A. Schulman reported net sales of $2.1 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013. Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at www.aschulman.com.
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