Shenzhen Jinming Aerospace Technology is “Recaro Supplier of the Year 2015”

Recaro Aircraft Seating honors its top suppliers – Global Supplier Conference 2015 focuses on cost optimization

Schwaebisch Hall, Germany. Recaro Aircraft Seating has honored its best suppliers: Shenzhen Jinming Aerospace Technology, based in Shenzhen, China, is the winner of the "Recaro Supplier Award 2015". The award ceremony took place as part of the 7th "Recaro Aircraft Seating Global Supplier Conference" in Schwaebisch Hall on June 18, 2015, in which 150 international companies participated.

"Recaro Aircraft Seating has continued its course of growth over the past years. Reasons for our success despite the challenging market conditions are the excellent quality of our products and great delivery performance of our international production network. With growing competition, we need to focus more on cost optimization in the future in order to remain successful," explains Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating. "Our aim is to be the best supplier from our customers’ perspective – and we expect the same from our partners. For this reason, we select our global suppliers with great care. Innovation, quality, commitment, and flexibility are the key criteria."

Shenzhen Jinming Aerospace Technology has thoroughly lived up to the expectations of Recaro Aircraft Seating. The company has received the "Recaro Supplier Award 2015" due to its outstanding performance and the superior product quality. The supplier which is based in Shenzhen, China, produces precision machining components and assemblies for the Recaro sites worldwide. "Each year we choose the best companies from among our 100 most important partners. Selection for the award is based on continuous assessments, which we use to regularly monitor the quality of supplied products, on-time delivery, and overall efficiency," says Joachim Ley, Executive Vice President Supply Chain at Recaro Aircraft Seating. "Shenzhen Jinming Aerospace Technology has proved to meet our standards to a very high degree this year."

In addition, two companies have been honored as "Recaro Supplier Award 2015" finalists due to their extensive portfolio of products and services catering to the needs of Recaro Aircraft Seating and its customers: Aerofoam Industries (Lake Elsinore, California/USA), a leading global supplier of aircraft seat cushions, dress covers, tray tables, plastics and thermoformed components, and SDV Geis (Frankfurt, Germany), a long-term partner which offers international transport services to the Recaro sites around the globe.

The "Recaro Supplier Award 2015" was presented as part of the "Recaro Aircraft Seating Global Supplier Conference" in Schwaebisch Hall on June 18, 2015. "In the seventh year of its existence, the event is an integral part of our supplier network. This year we have once again been able to use this platform for constructive exchange and in-depth discussion which will help us to shape our future," says Joachim Ley. The key topic of the conference was "Cost Optimization – Connecting Competitive Partners". 150 supplier representatives, including companies from Europe, South Africa, China, and the United States, discussed how they can improve cost competitiveness which will determine the joint success of the network. Guest speaker Ulrich Jens Brinkmann, Managing Director of Eissmann Individual, a leading manufacturer of high-end shifter modules, trim components and complete automotive interiors, talked about challenges and cost competitiveness in the automotive industry.

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