Nestlé Deutschland AG has, for the second time, awarded the best out of a total of 1,500 preferred suppliers on the German market. The criteria included responsible procurement, innovative ability, service orientation, cooperation and flexibility. The packaging and display strategist DS Smith is one of the Top 20 suppliers in Germany.
DS Smith Packaging delivers packaging and displays made from corrugated cardboard for various Nestlé brands, including Maggi and Nescafé. The Packaging Strategists of DS Smith take into account the entire supply cycle of their customers and this way always find starting points for the significant reduction of the complexity of processes. This allows them to increase sales, reduce costs and minimise risks for their customers. This also includes the fact that the company places a high value on sustainability. For example, DS Smith is helping to promote the Nestlé programme for responsible procurement.
“Thanks to the outstanding commitment and creativity of all employees involved we have been able to once again be amongst the top 20 of around 1,500 preferred suppliers,” says Per Vinge Frederiksen, Managing Director of DS Smith Packaging Germany-Austria-Switzerland. “Only with employees that use all of their knowledge and ideas and are highly committed it is possible to sustainably delight our customers. Our customer Nestlé Deutschland has been looked after by our Strategic Account Manager Marco Hilpert for years, who has very significantly shaped this positive development. To be included in the top 20 is a ground-breaking award for us and at the same time an incentive to continue to meet this level.”
In the picture: Marco Hilpert, Strategic Account Manager (2nd from left), and Per Vinge Frederiksen, Managing Director (2nd from right), both DS Smith Packaging Division Germany-Austria-Switzerland, enjoy the award from Anke Stübing, Regional Head of Procurement (left), and Gerhard Berssenbrügge, CEO of Nestlé Deutschland AG (right).