Vodafone names Giesecke & Devrient "Supplier of the Year"
Vodafone has presented its "Supplier of the Year" award to Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a leading manufacturer of smart card solutions, in recognition of its outstanding commitment. G&D recently received the award at Vodafone’s "Global Supplier Conference" for its commitment and capability in enabling Vodafone to deliver to its global customers reliable and innovative products and services in a highly competitive marketplace. Vodafone measures supplier performance regularly as supplier performance management and the delivery of continuous improvement is a key component of Vodafone's supply chain strategy.
"We are extremely proud of this award which acknowledges the successful efforts of our Vodafone Global Account Management, the regional Vodafone teams at G&D all over the world, our R&D team and the employees who strive to ensure the reliable delivery of orders to our customers everyday," said Dr. Klaus Vedder, Group Senior Vice President and Head of G&D’s Telecommunications division, on accepting the award.
“This award recognises how G&D demonstrated a spirit of true strategic partnership by understanding Vodafone’s needs, then by delivering excellent service and value,” said Detlef Schultz, Vodafone’s Global Supply Chain Management Director. “In today’s competitive marketplace it’s crucial to work with partners that have a deep understanding of our business needs.”
About Giesecke & Devrient:
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), based in Munich, Germany, is an international technology group operating subsidiaries and joint ventures throughout the world. Founded in Leipzig in 1852, G&D began as a printer of securities, and later specialized in banknote production. The company has been developing solutions and complete systems for automatic currency processing since 1970. Today, G&D is also a technology leader in smart cards, and a solutions provider in a wide range of fields, including telecommunications, electronic payments, identification, health, transportation, and IT security (PKI). In fiscal 2006, the Group employed close to 8,300 people and generated revenue of almost EUR 1.3 billion.
For more information, visit our Web site at www.gi-de.com.
Vodafone is the world’s leading international mobile communications group with operations in 25 countries across five continents and over 200 million proportionate customers by the end of January 2007, of which 100 million are in Europe, as well as 38 partner networks. For further information, please visit www.vodafone.com
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