Vaisala Honors Suppliers with Sustainable Business Award

Jul 19, 2017
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July 19, 2017 at 8.00 a.m.

Vaisala Honors Suppliers with Sustainable Business Award

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurements, has announced the recipients of its 2017 Supplier of the Year awards. Altogether, 5 suppliers were rewarded in 6 categories. The Sustainable Business award was received by electronics manufacturer Enics, with which Vaisala has cooperated in regards to suppliers' sustainability KPI development.

The first ever Vaisala's Supplier of the Year awards were granted for 5 suppliers based on their outstanding performance. The top 5 was selected out of a total of 500 international suppliers. The award is the highest honor Vaisala can bestow upon a supplier.

The 2017 Supplier of the Year award recipients have performed well in one or several of the following six categories: Sustainable Business, Quality, Technological Development, Customer Service, Delivery or delivering a service to Vaisala.

"The selected suppliers help us in many ways to deliver customers' customized order from Finland to Fiji in three days, without end-product inventories", says Vesa Pylvänäinen, EVP for Operations at Vaisala. "It is great to see how committed our suppliers are to do long-term development together with us. It keeps us on the top also in the future", Pylvänäinen comments.

Sustainable Business Award Recognizes Value-Based Operation

"To us at Vaisala, striving to become net positive is a vision that means doing business in a way that puts back more into society, the environment and the global economy than it takes out - having a bigger handprint than footprint", says Kjell Forsén, CEO at Vaisala. "Since the performance of the whole supply chain is crucial when it comes to responsibility, we want to encourage our suppliers towards that goal too."

The 2017 Supplier of the Year award in the Sustainable Business category was granted to the electronics manufacturer Enics for its excellent performance in developing sustainable supply chain. Enics actively participates in the development of Vaisala's sustainable supplier KPI's as one of the pilot companies.

The Supplier of the Year awardees were chosen by a global team of Vaisala's specialists in Sourcing, Purchasing, Logistics, Quality, Manufacturing and R&D.

The 2017 Vaisala Supplier of the Year Winners Are:

Sustainable Business: Enics

Enics develops the sustainable supply chain with Vaisala, serving as pilot company in the development of Vaisala's sustainable supplier KPI's

Quality: Plastoco Oy

In the course of one year, Plastoco, the supplier of plastic parts and molds, has undergone significant quality improvements by investing in people as well as software and hardware, thus guaranteeing the good quality of its products.

Delivery: Sorv-Elektro Oy

The electronics supplier Sorv-Elektro was awarded for its strong delivery performance (OTD 98% in 2017). Vaisala received over 2 500 deliveries.

Customer Service: Darekon Oy

The electronics and compilation company Darekon merited recognition for good customer service thanks to its very fast response time as well as flexibility and adaptability to Vaisala's needs. Proactive approach to risk management produces solutions.

Technology: Enics

The electronics manufacturer Enics actively scans new ways of implementing different technologies. Fast delivery of prototypes as well as processibility feedback regarding Vaisala's new product introductions provide excellent support for Vaisala's Product Development.

Services: DHL Express

With over independent 47 000 shipments, DHL Express transports Vaisala's products to over 150 countries every year. DHL Express develops its operations together with Vaisala in order to make sure that customers get their customized products even in three days within placing the order.

For more information, please contact:

Vesa Pylvänäinen, EVP, Operations, Vaisala
Tel. +358 40 180 7002
[email protected]

Marina Stenfors, Communications Manager, Vaisala
Tel +358 50 364 4909
[email protected]

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 80 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,600 professionals worldwide and is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.