Airbus Defence and Space revealed the winners of its best in class awards with an official ceremony at its 5th Supplier Conference. The four winners Mercury Systems, Airgrup S.L., All System and Kappa Optronics were selected from among the entire supply chain of more than 10,000 suppliers.
Barbara Bergmeier, Head of Operations at Airbus Defence and Space, said, “Our suppliers are key to our global success and we are pleased to have the opportunity to recognise the top performers on this stage and – in turn – further support our long term business relationships and performance.”
The Best Performance award in Equipment & Systems was presented to Mercury Systems for having achieved a 100 per cent score on their on-quality and on-time performance, as well as overall responsiveness, supporting specifically the C295.
Airgrup S.L. was awarded Best Performance in Structure & Materials for their excellent service level and outstanding customer approach. They were also a key collaborator in new developments for Military Aircraft programmes, such as LTA and MRTT.
All System took the Services & IT Best Performance award for their quality, responsiveness and AOG performance, as well as their proactive approach to ad-hoc needs in the delivery of consumables, expendables and standard parts (CES).
Finally the Best Innovator Overall award was presented Kappa Optronics GmbH for their highly engaged collaboration with Airbus Defence and Space in the development of the new generation of cameras for the MRTT – the new generation tanker and strategic transport aircraft.