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      May 02, 2017

      Hannover Messe: ContiTech Rewards Reliable Partners

      • Supplier of the Year 2016 awards for Karl-A. Sass GmbH & Co. KG, Brugger Magnetsysteme GmbH, Will & Co B.V., Mariborska Livarna Maribor d.d. and Tonro, s.r.o.
      • Reliable partners in anti-vibration technology and noise isolation recognized
      • Awards presented during Hannover Messe

      Hanover, May 2017. ContiTech has chosen its five most important suppliers in the fields of anti-vibration technology and noise isolation for 2016: Karl-A. Sass GmbH & Co. KG, Brugger Magnetsysteme GmbH, Will & Co B.V., Mariborska Livarna Maribor d.d. and Tonro, s.r.o. can all be delighted by their Supplier of the Year 2016 awards. “All five partners impressed us with excellent supplier service that them apart from over 200 candidates,” says Kai Frühauf, head of the ContiTech Vibration Control business unit, who presented the awards to the winners during the Hannover Messe.

      ContiTech collaborates successfully with many long-term partners in the fields of anti-vibration technology and noise isolation, among them Brugger Magnetsysteme GmbH, which was awarded Supplier of the Year for the ninth time this year. Karl-A. Sass GmbH also impressed the technology company once again and received the supplier award from ContiTech for the tenth time. “Such long-lasting partnerships are a crucial factor in our success because they guarantee a high level of reliability and quality that we can pass on to our customers,” says Christoph Dudek, who is responsible for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, as well as the entire value chain at ContiTech Vibration Control. “The close collaboration is also important for our suppliers and the supplier award is a confirmation of our partnership.”

      Karl-A. Sass GmbH & Co. KG

      This partner for stamped, drawn and deep-drawn components manufactures prototypes and mass-produced products, and advises customers in the development of these components. The primary business areas of the company include sheet-formed parts for metal-to-rubber components, air spring pots, suspension for dirt absorbers, and clinched and butt-joint rings. At its production location in Delmenhorst, Germany, Karl-A. Sass GmbH has 24 employees and generates sales of around €3.5 million. 

      Brugger Magnetsysteme GmbH

      The company is one of the leading manufacturers of permanently magnetic assemblies and supplies the ContiTech plant in Hanover. Brugger supplements and finishes metal-to-rubber elements from ContiTech with magnetic systems. In 2016, Brugger Magnetsysteme GmbH, based in Hardt, Germany, generated sales of €14.2 million and employed 99 people.

      Will & Co B.V.

      For more than 90 years, Will & Co B.V. has been selling and supplying chemical raw materials, additives, colorings and pigments to its international customers. In 2015, the Dutch company, based in Badhoevedorp, employed 34 people. In 2016, their sales volume was €65 million. 

      Mariborska Livarna Maribor

      The company, established in 1924, develops and manufactures tools, mechanically wrought aluminum die-cast components and forgings specifically for the automotive, electrical and mechanical engineering sectors across the entire process, from prototypes to mass-produced products. In 2016, MLM generated sales of €40.8 million (€36.2 million of which were exports) and employed 504 people in Maribor, Slovenia. 

      Tonro, s.r.o.

      The Slovakian company based in Bytča specializes in manufacturing and machining metal stamped parts. The highly specialized company, founded in 1996, supplies the three ContiTech plants in Hanover, Hedemünden and Dolné Vestenice with components that are used in absorbers and dampers.

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