SGS's Testing Services Group was presented with the Bosch North America Supplier Award last month.

Showing the importance to develop its supply base with the slogan “Power of Partnership – Connected Intelligence”, Bosch recognized its North America Supplier Award Honorees for 2014 - 2015 at an a ward ceremony held in Mexico City.

During the event, 13 suppliers received the North America Supplier Award. Of those, ten were direct material suppliers and three were indirect suppliers. These suppliers demonstrated excellent performance in manufacturing and supplying products or services for Bosch North America over the past two years. Bosch selected the honorees based on quality, pricing, reliability, technology and continuous improvement.

"The Bosch Supplier Award goes to outstanding suppliers who play a key role in the Bosch Group's success and further growth of Bosch in North America," said Mr. Rene Schlegel, president of Robert Bosch Mexico, at the presentation ceremony on June 16, 2016 at Mexico City’s World Trade Center.

By awarding these top suppliers, the Bosch Group aims to recognize their performance, and also inspire other suppliers to act in the same way.

This is the first time that a division of SGS, a leading global inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has won the Bosch North America Supplier Award. After several years of providing testing services to Bosch, in 2013 SGS’s Lapeer, MI testing facility worked closely with Bosch to design and build a dedicated 7,000 square foot testing facility on 2.4 secure acres. The Lapeer Team was able to complete the project in under eight months and now provides state-of-the-art test systems and a dedicated staff of six to operate the facility under Bosch’s direction. The facility operates around the clock and performs over one million hours of testing annually on Bosch Fuel system components.

"We sincerely appreciate this honor from Bosch and are grateful for the relationship we have built together," said SGS executive director Mark Lockwood, who accepted the award on behalf of his Lapeer, MI team. "I couldn't be more proud of our team for their laser focus on the customer and their outstanding work ethic."

Bosch's press release covering the Supplier Award along with a list of all the award-winning suppliers is available from the Bosch Media Service at bosch-presse page.

For further information please contact:

Amanda Hoffman
Marketing Manager
SGS North America
t: +1 (303) 349 1037

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