Willich-Munchheide, August 17th 2015 - ROHM Semiconductor has been recognized by the Continental Automotive Group for its Discrete and Standard ICs in the Electronics category with the „Supplier of the Year 2014 Award“. The highly renowned supplier prize, granted since 2008, rewards outstanding achievements in the production and delivery of products and services. In total, Continental awarded 15 companies, among them three electronic providers, out of 900 strategic suppliers. To determine the winners, the Group executes a comprehensive systematic review based on strictly defined criteria in terms of quality, technology, logistics, costs and purchase conditions.
ROHM received the award during the International Purchasing Manager Meeting in Dusseldorf by Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Executive Chairman of the Board, Continental AG, and Günter Fella, Head of Purchasing at Continental Automotive. "We are delighted to get this award validating our corporate mission and focus on top quality. The prize is both, acknowledgement and motivation to provide high-quality, robust and advanced products as well as best services, in order to support our customers by all means in achieving their business goals, "said Masaki Sakai, Director, Member of the Board, Overseas Sales Headquarters, ROHM Co., Ltd.
Continental pursues ambitious growth objectives and aims for becoming the leading technology company in the automotive suppliers’ industry. “This goal can only be reached in close and trustful cooperation with our world-class suppliers. And this is where the companies recognized with a “Supplier Award” are setting standards”, said Dr. Degenhart.
Overall, last year the Continental Automotive Group purchased raw materials, components and services from its more than 4,000 suppliers worldwide worth a total amount of approximately 12.2 billion Euro.
About ROHM Semiconductor
ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 362,772 million yen (3,30billion US$) revenue with 20,843 employees in the last fiscal year ending March 2015. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, Mosfets and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.
Lapis Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG and Kionix are companies of ROHM Group.
ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 200,000 people in 53 countries.
ROHM Semiconductor, receives the “Supplier of the Year 2014 Award” from Continental. From left to right:
Elena Rasmussen, Global Category Manager Discretes, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH
Kai-Uwe Brinkmann, Clustermanager Electronics, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH
Christian André, President ROHM Semiconductor GmbH
Masaki Sakai, Director, Member of the Board, Overseas Sales Headquarters,
ROHM Co., Ltd.
Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Continental AG Günter Fella, Einkaufsleiter von Continental Automotive Sigrid Sporbert, Leiterin Supplier Quality Management Continental Automotive
Jürgen Braunstetter, Leiter Supply Chain Management Continental Automotive