Winning team (l to r): Grégroire Letort, Keith R McLoughlin (president and ceo Electrolux Group), Lennart Persson (managing director of Carel Nordic), Alberto Zanata (president of Electrolux Professional), Gian Lombello (Carel Group chief s&m officer), Paolo Zaros (purchasing director - Electrolux Professional)

Winning team (l to r): Grégroire Letort, Keith R McLoughlin (president and ceo Electrolux Group), Lennart Persson (managing director of Carel Nordic), Alberto Zanata (president of Electrolux Professional), Gian Lombello (Carel Group chief s&m officer), Paolo Zaros (purchasing director – Electrolux Professional)

ITALY: Refrigeration controls manufacturer Carel has been named as one of the winners in Electrolux’s Supplier Awards 2013.

The Italian controls manufacturer’s Supplier Innovation Professional category award was one of just four Electrolux suppliers worldwide to have received an award in the Supplier Innovation category.

Carel’s electronic controller is installed on Electrolux’s Ecostore commercial refrigerators.

“It’s extremely important to acknowledge the excellent performance of our key suppliers and highlight the value they bring to Electrolux,” said Gregoire Letort, Electrolux’s chief purchasing officer.

From materials and components like ceramic glass, motors, plastics and electronics to transportation, the Supplier Awards recognise suppliers for their highest standards of quality, innovation, performance, service, cost, on-time delivery and sustainable practices.

Thirty finalists gathered for the one-day event at Electrolux headquarters in Stockholm featuring a supplier showcase on innovation and productivity, a tour of the Group’s newest products and the awards ceremony.