NOK-FREUDENBERG (CHINA) Awarded the "Best Partner Award"

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NOK-FREUDENBERG (CHINA) Awarded the "Best Partner Award"

NOK-FREUDENBERG (CHINA) (NFC) was granted the "Best Partner Award” during 2013 BFCEC Supplier Conference in Beijing on November 22nd, 2012. The award is established by Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Co., Ltd., (BFCEC), an equal joint venture invested by the world's leading power equipment manufacturers Cummins and China's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Foton Automobile Co., Ltd.  For its high-quality seals and service, NFC was nominated by the Internal Purchasing Department of BFCEC for the "Best Partner Award" and finally stood out of 200 suppliers winning the award together with other 9 companies. "It is the first time we won the ‘Best Partner Award' from BFCEC. It shows our products' high-quality." Addressed Dr. Erek Speckert, Co-CEO of NFC.

The long-term partnership between NFC and BFCEC dates back to 2006.  "It was not easy at the beginning since the price of our seals was relatively high. However, gradually, BFCEC realized that our seals did help them improve the product quality and reduce the after-sale problems." Said Zhou Xinhua, Truck & Bus Business Unit Manager of NOK-Freudenberg Group Sales (China) Co., Ltd., "Besides that, as a reliable business partner, our goal is to support our customers to succeed. We actively cooperate with them on the development of new products."

In 2012, the commercial vehicle market declined by 23%. However, the supply of the engine crankshaft seals by NFC to BFCEC increased 30%. After achieving the award, NFC is confident to triple its supply to BFCEC in the coming 3 years.