22. September 2016

DB Suppliers` Award 2016

Ferdinand Gross receives the DB Suppliers`Award from Deutsche Bahn

Ferdinand Gross receives the DB Suppliers`Award

Deutsche Bahn presented its seventh Suppliers' Award in Berlin at InnoTrans 2016, the leading international trade fair for transport technology. Ferdinand Gross received the award in the category “General Requirements and Services”.

Deutsche Bahn maintains business relationships with over 30,000 suppliers worldwide. With the award, DB singles out highly committed, high-performing suppliers.

Since 2012, Ferdinand Gross has been DB's sole supplier for connectors of all kinds such as screws, studs and plain washers, reliably providing DB with over 22,000 parts. The rapid availability of these parts in sufficient quantities is crucially important for DB Heavy Maintenance, among others.

To this end the supplier has included binding provisions concerning DB's quality requirements in agreements with all its suppliers and can respond flexibly when new requirements emerge. Furthermore, Ferdinand Gross has rolled out an innovative system that optimizes the service for production-controlled material consumption for around 120 production warehouses and the company has itself pushed forward innovations in this area.