Orbital drilling systems manufacturer Novator AB (Stockholm, Sweden) reported on April 23 that it has been recognized as Supplier of the Year in the Technology category by The Boeing Co. (Chicago, Ill., USA). Novator was one of 16 organizations (15 companies and one academic institution) honored on April 17 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.
In January, Novator was notified that it was one of 582 companies to receive the Boeing Performance Excellence Award, which rewards performance excellence. Novator says receiving the Supplier of the Year designation further acknowledges superior performance and labels this class of winners as best of the best.
“With increasing competition and tightening budgets, it’s more important than ever to have a global supply chain that is committed to first-time quality and component reliability and consistently delivers high performance,” says Jack House, vice president, Supplier Management for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “Our Supplier of the Year award winners have demonstrated that they are willing to help us create a long-term competitive advantage, leading to our collective success.”
This year’s winners were chosen from more than 11,000 active Boeing suppliers in nearly 52 countries. The selection was based on stringent performance criteria for quality, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.
Novator supplies Boeing with portable orbital drilling systems designed for drilling in complex material combinations in applications which require superior hole quality and high productivity.
“I know that I speak for all our employees when I say that receiving this award is one of the proudest moments in our careers. There’s been a tremendous team effort behind this achievement and it feels great to be recognized in this way,” says Hans-Petter Andersson, Novator’s CEO “We are looking forward to living up to this honorable award in our future projects.”