Hamburg Süd receives Volkswagen Group Award - Award in the Global Champion category

06.07.17 AHK Peru - News-Hauptkategorie, Global AHK News

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Hamburg, July 5, 2017. Hamburg Süd has been awarded the Volkswagen Group Award 2017. With this award, the largest automotive corporation in the world honors its best suppliers, which stand out for their innovative strength, product quality, development competence, sustainability and professional project management.

A total of 19 national and international companies were recognized. Hamburg Süd received the award in the Global Champion category. Volkswagen particularly underlined the “outstanding service quality and customer orientation” and the “remarkable flexibility in numerous situations, for example during the production start-up of the new Audi plant in Mexico”. “We feel very proud to receive this prestigious award from Volkswagen,” says Dr. Ottmar Gast, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd, adding: “As a quality carrier, it is our aim to develop a full understanding of our customers’ business and deliver logistics solutions that are designed to reflect that.”

Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Group Board of Management member with responsibility for Procurement at Volkswagen AG says: “A strong and uncomplicated partnership network based on a level playing field where information is exchanged almost in real time is essential to our success. And this must above all be a network that stands for transparency, openness and courage”

The Volkswagen Group honored its best suppliers of the respective past year for the 15th time. The awards ceremony was held at “Motorwerk” in Berlin on June 29. 

About Hamburg Süd
Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG – Hamburg Süd for short – ranks among the ten largest container shipping companies worldwide. With 116 container ships, a slot capacity of round 600,000 TEU, and around 50 liner services, some 6,300 employees in 250 offices spread across the globe ensure that customers receive logistics solutions tailored to their individual needs. The transportation of fresh produce is a core competence of the shipping group. Hamburg Süd is one of the Top 5 reefer carriers and among the market leaders in the North–South trades. Since late 2014, it has also been operating on the East–West trade lanes. Founded in 1871, Hamburg Süd enjoys a global presence as a quality carrier with its Brazilian subsidiary Aliança and under the brand CCNI (Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica). In tramp shipping, the company operates bulk carriers and product tankers under the names Rudolf A. Oetker (RAO), Furness Withy Chartering, and Aliança Bulk (Aliabulk). In addition to high quality standards, sustainable action is an integral part of Hamburg Süd’s corporate philosophy. More information on the Internet at