Supplier Awards Receive strong praise
THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS A STRONG SUPPLY CHAIN AND IN EARLY NOVEMBER WE PAID TRIBUTE TO OUR PROVIDERS AT THE ANNUAL TOMAGO ALUMINIUM SUPPLIER AWARDS.
Now in their 12th year, the awards recognise the efforts put in by our suppliers, who operate across a broad spectrum to keep Tomago Aluminium operating.
Such is the importance of the awards that supply company representatives travel great distances to celebrate with us. Once again Morten Simonsen, from Danish company Simonsen Denmark, flew in for the awards, as did KBM Affilips’ Tom Sanders, who made the trip from The Netherlands and My Lu Yantao, from JSHC China.
In his welcome speech, Tomago Aluminium CEO Matt Howell spoke of the importance of recognising the great input from the supplier base and the need to work together in collaboration, especially with the ongoing focus on Tomago’s transformation.
He also gave a timely update on the topic of ‘Energy’, which is not only very much in the news but also crucial to TAC.
As well, several guests came from interstate to be part of the very special event, held at the Hexham Bowling Club, and recognise the efforts of first-time winners Instrocal (Materials Tier 3), MCM Manufacturing (Services Tier 2) and JSHC (Raw Materials).
The award recognised as the ‘jewel in the crown’, the coveted Environment, Health and Safety Award, this year went to local company Fives Newcastle, which also previously won the award in 2013.
Speaking about the awards Procurement Manager, Gordon Wilson, said Hexham Bowling Club continues to be a winner, with everyone enjoying the atmosphere, locality, hospitality, service and entertainment.
“Music was provided by The Splinter Band with our own Tony Camps opening the night with a performance channelling Johnny ‘Clash’. We were also treated to entertainment by South African-born Kiwi comedian, Urzila Carlson.”
ON-SITE SERVICES (TIER 1, 2, 3)
Downer Group (1)
MCM Manufacturing (2)
Bureau Veritas (2)
All Engineering Services
MATERIALS (TIER 1, 2, 3)
Lear and Smith (1)
K&R Hydraulics (2)
JSHC – China
All Engineering Services
ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY
WHAT OUR SUPPLIERS SAID
“It is an honour to be selected for nomination, let alone win an award.
“To have been recognised for the service and safe work practices the team delivers is a terrific motivator and reflects the attitude and safe work practices of the whole team. It shows that their hard work and efforts throughout the year, at all hours of the day and night, does not go unnoticed.”
Ian Elliott, Five Services Newcastle
“The Supplier Awards night is a great encouragement to K&R Hydraulics because it clearly demonstrates that we are valued and, in spite of the many challenges we all face in business, that there is real commitment for excellence in business-to-business partnership from TAC. We were particularly proud to be nominated for three categories and finalists in three.”
Allen Thorpe, K&R Hydraulics
“Such positive feedback from one of our most valued customers certainly means a lot and is well appreciated. Regardless of who wins, the general ‘vibe’ at our table was simply: ‘a sincere thanks to Tomago Aluminium for hosting such an event’. In today’s market, where everyone is trying to save on costs and minimise spending, it says a lot about Tomago Aluminium for still running such events.”
Greg Tait, MCM Manufacturing
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