inental Automotive is one of the five largest automotive suppliers in the world and is the second largest in Europe. As a supplier of tires, brake control systems, driving dynamics control, driver assistance systems, sensors, systems and components for power trains, chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics and technical elastomers, the company contributes towards enhanced driving safety and protection of the global climate. It aims to make individual mobility safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable through forward-looking products and services.
The Supplier of the Year Awards are based on previous performance and forward potential and consider technology, supply, quality and cost elements. Presenting the award in the Plastic-Mechatronics category, Mr. Epe, Continental’s Vice President Purchasing Electro-Mechanics commented, “In 2009 AVX set the benchmark for plastic-related mechatronic system suppliers to Continental, especially in the highly-important disciplines of quality, customer service and commercial competitiveness, which resulted in multiple project awards.
For example, their active involvement and high dedication within the Continental QBIC program lead to best-in-class quality figures. We view these achievements by AVX as an excellent basis for a further successful relationship.”
Added Pete Venuto, Vice President of Sales at AVX: “We are truly delighted to receive this prestigious award from Continental. AVX is well known as a leading supplier of passive electronic technology solutions and this award clearly demonstrates our equally compelling capability in interconnect and mechatronic product technologies. AVX Interconnect leads the industry in designing unique wire-to-board, and board-to-board interconnection solutions for a wide range of demanding markets including automotive and solid state lighting.
Our fine pitch, low profile, and ultra-reliable compression and pin systems continue to enable new electronic designs across a world of applications. We are clearly honored by this recognition from Continental, a recognized leader in the automotive marketplace.”