RADICI PLASTICS: Recognition as a top supplier by Robert Bosch GmbH

One of the Bosch Supplier Awards in the Materials and Components category has been presented to RadiciGroup Plastics, the only Italian company to be recognized as a top supplier for 2009-2010 by Robert Bosch GmbH. The giant German multinational is a leader in the supply of technology and services to the automotive, industrial, consumer goods and construction industries (in 2010 Bosch achieved sales revenue of EUR 47.3 billion). This year the twelfth Bosch Supplier Award presentation ceremony was held on Tuesday, 19 July, in Stuttgart, where 60 suppliers from 14 countries received awards. The German group has been presenting the awards every two years since 1987 to partner companies and suppliers who have performed particularly well by offering quality products and services. "The Bosch Supplier Award goes to outstanding suppliers who play a key role in the Bosch Group's success and work with Bosch on the ongoing further development and improvement of products and manufacturing processes,” said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.

Accepting the award for RadiciGroup Plastics were Cesare Clausi, European business manager and Udo Foltinek, sales manager - Baden-Württemberg and key account manager for Robert Bosch Group.

"This award is a recognition that we are really proud of,” Mr. Clausi said. "Being confirmed as a partner offering excellent service in terms of innovation, efficiency and quality by a group like Bosch, whose name is associated with state-of-the-art technology, quality and pioneering inventions that have made history, means that we have attained a really important goal. This achievement has been made thanks to the extraordinary teamwork of the RadiciGroup Plastics Area. Therefore, I would like to thank all the people at RadiciGroup Plastics who, with their support and professionalism, enabled us to attain such an important result.”

In 2011 Bosch presented awards in seven categories: Mechanics and Resale Goods, Electronics and Electromechanical Components, Materials and Components, Regions (introduced this year for the first time), Machinery and Equipment, Indirect Material and Logistic Services, and "Never give up - Partnership in difficult times”. The award-winners in the last category were 4 Japanese firms who successfully managed to overcome the great difficulties in Japan. Compared to prior years, the Bosch Supplier Awards involved more countries: Germany (29 award-winning companies), Japan (10), China (4), Turkey (4), the USA (3), Korea (2), Italy (1), Malaysia (1), Hungary (1), Switzerland (1), the Philippines (1), the Netherlands (1), the Czech Republic (1) and Taiwan (1).

Radici Plastics sees himself as one of the most highly regarded manufacturers of polyamide and polyester engineering plastics. The italian company has production and sales units across the globe in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. With six plants strategically located in Italy, Germany, the United States, Brazil and China, RadiciGroup Plastics offers processing, quality control, research and development, and technological development support.

With 2010 consolidated sales of EUR 1.162 billion, the RadiciGroup is one of Italy´s leading chemical multinationals, a diversified group specializing in chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibres. Among the Group's key strengths is the synergistic vertical integration of its polyamide production chain. RadiciGroup products are exported all over the world and are widely used in applications such as apparel, sports, furnishings, automotive, electrical/electronics, household appliances and consumer goods.