REHAU WINS AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE STRENGTH
Poissy/Rehau, 26.06.2013. Polymer specialist REHAU has been given the coveted ‘Supplier Award’ by the PSA Peugeot Citroën automotive group in the ‘Value Creation Product & Service’ category. The official ceremonies took place in Poissy, France, attended by more than 120 distinguished representatives of the automotive sector. This is the fourth time REHAU has been given an accolade by PSA. “The prize is a further proof of the confidence placed in us and of the extraordinary importance of our cooperation. It belongs to our employees who, with their efforts, their standard of work and their creativity have once again done so well”, says Markus Grundmann, member of the Board of REHAU Automotive.
The ninth presentation of the ‘Supplier Awards’ honored 23 international companies for services rendered to PSA Peugeot Citroën. Markus Grundmann received the prize for innovative strength in design and lightweight construction from the hands of Yannick Bézard, Purchasing Director of PSA Peugeot Citroën. “Our cooperation with PSA Peugeot Citroën has featured immense trust for many years and will produce excellent new products in the future, too. We are very proud to be honored yet again – and we see it as an incentive to be a force for innovation in the future too”, said Mr Grundmann in his speech to invited guests.
Since 1999 PSA Peugeot Citroën and REHAU have been closely cooperating in the fields of research, development and production. In 2008, polymer specialist REHAU was pleased to receive the ‘PSA Supplier Award’, given for the excellence of its development expertise and the constant quality of its components, particularly in producing the technically challenging fenders for the Citroën C4 Picasso. In December 2011 REHAU received the second accolade from PSA: ‘Preferred Supplier’ or ‘Fournisseur Majeur’, once again for performance in development and innovation plus extraordinary commitment. This makes REHAU a strong, innovation-driven, competitive partner for PSA, the laudation stated at the time. In October 2012 REHAU received the second award for outstanding production performance at plant Poix, France.
REHAU supplies a broad range of products for PSA models, including the rear bumper for the Citroën DS5 and the fender for the C4 Picasso. The polymer specialist also supplies rocker panel trims, bodyside moldings, roof ditch moldings and air ducts for other models.
Apart from its cooperation with PSA, REHAU is also an internationally esteemed development partner to all renowned automobile manufacturers. Intelligent solutions for the exterior, for water management, air management and sealing, REHAU provides support to customers all over the world in systematically further developing automobile design, comfort and safety. “Our customers and partners can have confidence in the quality of our products as well as in the careful work and knowhow of our workforce”, says Niklas Braun, Head of REHAU Automotive and Member of the group’s Board of Management.