Natural gas trader wins Suppliers´ Award
Recognized for commitment and sustained good supply partnership: WINGAS has won the Suppliers’ Award for Competitiveness & Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) from Vallourec. The French steel pipe manufacturer has been purchasing natural gas from WINGAS for its German pipe mills in Mülheim, Rath and Düsseldorf-Reisholz since 2008.
With its decision the board of Vallourec honored the services provided by WINGAS in recent years. It awarded the prize to WINGAS for its best service, high flexibility in negotiations and contracts, its consistently high performance and constant drive for innovation. In particular, the contracts were “executed with great professionalism every day,” the jury explained in its decision.
Thomas Böhlert, Head of the Industry and Power Stations Sales Unit at WINGAS, received the award on behalf of the company at the annual “Suppliers Day” in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, where Vallourec is based. All the Vallourec board members and about 25 of the largest suppliers of the globally active Vallourec Group took part in the event.
Receiving the award on stage in front of about 100 guests, Böhlert praised the good cooperation between the two companies. “We are delighted to receive this award and are proud that we have met the expectations of the Vallourec Group so comprehensively. The award is great recognition of our commitment and motivates us to intensify the high level of cooperation even further in future,” Böhlert said at the Vallourec Suppliers’ Day. “We know that we are good, but it is very nice to know that we are one of Vallourec’s best suppliers,” Böhlert explained.
As the global market leader in premium tubular solutions, Vallourec serves primarily the energy markets (oil and gas, power plant technology). More than 24,000 employees in 20 countries work for the French company.