Hirose, a Japanese manufacturer of high quality connectors that are sold across all global markets in the electronics industry, was named as a winner of the Supplier of the Year award for the electromechanical field.
Bryan Cullis, President / COO said: “This is a huge accolade for us as we have been working closely with Continental for several years to continuously improve our operation in the Automotive arena. Our achievement to be awarded a ‘Strategic supplier’ has enormous significance moving forward. We will continue this path to enhance our relationship and grow the business for our respective future.”
The award ceremony was held as part of a virtual event on 9 September 2021 with Continental Purchasing Managers from all markets and representatives of the awarded suppliers.
Wolfgang Meunzel, Director Purchasing, said: “Hirose has supplied Continental with millions of connectors and at the same time managed the connection between our products and those of our customers. Being a well-known supplier for many years, Hirose understands how to achieve the status of a strategic supplier by continuous performance and trustful cooperation. In addition, Hirose may well expand the portfolio delivered to Continental with Connectors, because of their positive development and in terms of technical support. In 2020, Hirose set the benchmark within the range of interconnection suppliers – especially in the disciplines of automotive standard, logistic- support and short development times. Hirose supports Continental with stable quality and performance at a high level. Many thanks to Hirose for the support and achievements in 2020.”
Peter Vijverberg, Deputy General Manager and Shinji Yamamoto, Business Development Manager, Automotive section both confirmed: “We are sincerely honoured to receive this award and have subsequently shared with all concerned within the Hirose group. We would like to thank Continental for their continuous coaching / support and trust towards us. We will continue to do our best to increase our share with Continental so that not only we win new business but also provide high quality product to enable Continental to win new business as well, in this very competitive Automotive market”