Henkel Adhesive Technologies Supplier Award 2016 for Wanhua

Driving powerful innovations and providing tailor-made solutions to customers: A key factor for success for Henkel Adhesive Technologies is close collaboration with strategic suppliers. For the fourth consecutive year, the business unit has recognized outstanding performance by its suppliers with its annual Supplier Awards in the categories of Supply Performance, Supplier Innovation and Supplier Sustainability.  

The know-how and experience of raw material suppliers play a key role for Henkel Adhesive Technologies to continuously drive powerful innovations. To underline the importance of these partnerships the Henkel business unit annually recognizes strategic partners that delivered exceptional performance. 

“Strategically directed programs and joint R&D projects with key suppliers enable us to gain early access to our partners’ latest innovations,” explained Mike Olosky, Corporate Senior Vice President and Global Head of Innovation and New Business Development at Henkel Adhesive Technologies, during this year’s award ceremony held in Düsseldorf at the end of October. “The close and trustful collaboration with our partners allows us to incorporate our requirements at a very early stage in the development process, and meet the specific needs of our customers in the best possible way.”

“We appreciate the open and direct contact and cooperation with our strategic suppliers,” added Bjoerk Ohlhorst, Senior Vice President Procurement at Henkel. “The close partnership enables us to deliver excellence in supply performance, innovation and sustainability generating differentiated competitive edge and answers to the needs of our customers throughout the entire value chain.”

In recognition of the efforts to improve the overall supply chain, Henkel Adhesive Technologies presented its supplier excellence performance award to Wanhua, a world-class global player in polyurethanes. In 2016, Wanhua delivered an excellent service level performance and outstanding overall value thanks to a dedicated and professional team. Wanhua proactively increased the supply performance by improving the logistic process, enhancing the cost competitiveness and providing the full support in volume and service for Henkel. 

Wanhua-BorsodChem is leading Asian and European supplier of MDI, TDI, PVC resins, base chemicals and specialty chemicals, providing high quality products and tailor-made customer services to construction, automotive, furniture, footwear, refrigeration and chemical industries globally. The group offers excellent variety of isocyanates, polyols and several PU catalysts with expanding capacities and large-scale investments. Wanhua-BorsodChem is commited to increase the quality of everyday life and to protect environment, by providing wide range of tailor-made and differentiated products for the polyurethane industry.


Supply Performance Award for Wanhua (from left to right): Thomas Holenia, Corporate Vice President Purchasing at Henkel, Bjoerk Ohlhorst, Senior Vice President Procurement at Henkel, Sándor Eke, Sales Manager DACH at BorsodChem*, László Kruppa, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer at BorsodChem*., Peter Huo, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Wanhua, Alex Liu, Vice President Sales & Marketing at BorsodChem*, Jiakuan Sun, General Manager, Surface Materials Business at Wanhua and Jan-Dirk Auris, Executive Vice President Henkel Adhesive Technologies.

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