Daimler Supplier Award:
The best of the best (2008-2017)

Daimler Supplier Award

The Daimler Supplier Award exists since 2008. Many companies have been honored with the award, which recognizes them for innovation, quality and collaborative partnerships. Discover the "best of the best" in this article.

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Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2017

Trucks & Buses:

Denso Corporation (Innovation)

Tri-Ring Group Corporation (Quality)

Stoneridge, Inc. (Partnership)


Cars & Vans:

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. (Innovation)

Wagon Automotive Nagold GmbH (Quality)

Minth International Ltd. (Partnership)


Materials & Services

Thoughtworks Software Technologies (Chengdu), Ltd. (Innovation)

Werkzeugbau Laichingen GmbH (Quality)

Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Co. , Ltd. (Partnership)


Special Award: Harman International Industries, Inc.

Daimler Supplier Award 2017
The winners and nominees of the Daimler Supplier Award 2017.


Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2016

Trucks & Buses:

Zonar Systems Inc. (Innovation)

Bharat Forge Limited (Quality)

WABCO Holdings Inc. (Partnership)


Cars & Vans:

Dr. Schneider Unternehmensgruppe (Innovation)

HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co. (Quality)

Valmet Automotive Inc. (Partnership)


Materials & Services

Plug & Play Germany GmbH (Innovation)

Rhenus SE & Co. KG (Quality)

Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH (Partnership)


Special Award: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Photo Gallery: Looking back at the award

Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2015

Trucks & Buses:

Ibiden Co., Ltd. (Innovation)

Axalta Coating Systems LTD (Quality)

ContiTech Mobile Fluid Systems (Partnership)


Cars & Vans:

Novem Car Interior Design GmbH (Innovation)

Hyundam Industrial Co. Ltd. (Quality)

Albert Handtmann Metallgusswerk GmbH & Co. KG (Partnership)


Materials & Services

Kuka Roboter GmbH (Innovation)

Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH (Quality)

Merkley & Partners Inc. (Partnership)


Special Award: Preh GmbH


Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2014

Trucks & Buses:

Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH (Innovation)

Alcoa Wheel & Transportation Products (Quality)

Gross & Perthun GmbH & Co. KG (Partnership)


Cars & Vans:

Shin Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Innovation)

Bocar S.A. de C.V. (Quality)

Samvardhana Motherson Group (Partnership)


Materials & Services

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Innovation)

Infosys Limited (Quality)

Schuler AG (Partnership)


Special Award: Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

Photo Gallery: Looking back at the award


Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2013

Trucks & Buses:

Hengst SE & Co. KG (Cabin (CA))

ISRINGHAUSEN GmbH & Co. KG (Mechatronics (M))

Marquardt GmbH (Powertrain (PT))

T.RAD Co., Ltd. (Chassis (CH))


Cars & Vans:

Carcoustics International GmbH (Cabin (CA))

LTH Castings d.o.o. (Mechatronics (M))

MA s.r.l. (Powertrain (PT))

ZIZALA Lichtsysteme GmbH (Chassis (CH))


Materials & Services

Voith Industrial Services Automotive

Oliver Schrott Kommunikation GmbH

Dürr AG

T-Systems International GmbH


Special Award: Continental AG


Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2012

Trucks & Buses:

MEKRA Lang GmbH & Co. KG (Exterior)

Consolidated Metco Inc. (Interior)

WABCO Fahrzeugsysteme GmbH (Electrics/Electronics)

mefro wheels GmbH (Chassis)

Johnson Matthey PLC (Powertrain)


Cars & Vans:

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG (Exterior)

Lear Corporation (Interior)

KATHREIN-Werke KG (Electrics/Electronics)

BorgWarner Turbo Systems (Chassis)

Hirschvogel Holding GmbH (Powertrain)


Materials & Services

APL Automobil-Prüftechnik Landau GmbH (R&D Services)

EBZ SysTec GmbH (Production Machines and Equipment)

Schenker Deutschland AG (Contract logistics)


Special Award: Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH, ASK Industries S.P.A., Foster Electric (Europe) GmbH


Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2011

Trucks & Buses:

Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Exterior)

VOSS Automotive GmbH (Electrics/Electronics)

GMF Umformtechnik GmbH (Chassis)

Craftsmann Automation Limited (Powertrain)


Cars & Vans:

voestalpine AG (Exterior)

Autoliv Inc. (Interior)

Nexans Autoelectric GmbH (Electronics/Electrics)

Brembo S.p.A. (Chassis)

KSPG Automotive (Powertrain)



Materials & Services

Enovos Energie Deutschland GmbH (Energy)

Atlas Copco Tools Central Europe GmbH (Assembly Systems)

Grob-Werke GmbH & Co. KG (Telecommunication)

NTT Communications Corporation (Manufacturing Equipment)


Special Award: All Japanese Suppliers (Key Supplier/Strategic Partner)



Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2010

Trucks & Buses:

Consolidated Metco, Inc. (Exterior)

IWN GmbH & Co. KG (Interior)

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. (Electrics/Electronics)

Accuride Corporation (Chassis)

Federal-Mogul Corporation (Powertrain)


Cars & Vans:

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (Exterior)

F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH (Interior)

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Electronics/Electrics)

Rausch & Pausch GmbH (Chassis)

Schaeffler Gruppe Automotive (Powertrain)


Materials & Services

Stahlbau Heil GmbH & Co. KG (Construction and Facility Management)

JUNG von MATT AG (IT, General Goods and Services)

EMAG Holding GmbH (Manufacturing Equipmt. And Services)


Special Award: Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH

Photo Gallery: Looking back at award trophy history


Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2009

Trucks & Buses:

Polyplex AG (Exterior)


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries LTD (Electronics/Electrics)

Kirchhoff Automotive GmbH (Chassis)

ElringKlinger AG (Powertrain)


Cars & Vans:

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG (Exterior)

Rob. Hammerstein GmbH & Co. KG. (Interior)

Kromberg & Schubert GmbH & Co. KG (Electronics/Electrics)

Willi Elbe Gelenkwellen GmbH & Co. KG (Chassis)

ThyssenKrupp Gerlach GmbH (Powertrain)


Materials & Services

Rudolf Fritz GmbH & Co. KG (Construction and Facility Management)

Computacenter AG & Co. oHG (IT, General Goods and Services)

FUCHS PETROLUB AG (Manufacturing Equipmt. and Services)


Special Award: Robert Bosch GmbH


Winners Daimler Supplier Award 2008

Trucks & Buses:

Mekra Lang GmbH & Co. KG (Exterior)

Denso Corporation (Interior)

Eugen Forschner GmbH (Electronics/Electrics)

Kamax GmbH & Co. KG (Chassis)

Exedy Corporation (Powertrain)


Cars & Vans:


Auoliv. Inc. (Interior)

Marquardt GmbH (Electronics/Electrics)

Borbet Group (Chassis)

Friedrich Boysen GmbH & Co. KG (Powertrain)


Materials & Services

SIEGLE + EPPLE GmbH & Co. KG (Construction and Facility Management)

Bertrandt Technikum GmbH (IT, General Goods and Services)

STILL GmbH (Manufacturing Equipmt. And Services)


Special Award: Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG



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