Shell Lubricants was recently presented with the 2012 Global Procurement Award for Excellence by Komatsu Ltd., a North American branch of the international Japanese manufacturing company. The award was announced during Komatsu’s annual Midori-Kai Supplier Meeting and Awards Banquet in Chicago. Shell Lubricants was recognized for its close collaboration with Komatsu and for properly assessing and meeting its product and service needs, along with the willingness to continue to grow and improve the working relationship over time.
“Success in the lubricants business is about being close to the customer and offering the right products and services in the right places with continuous innovation,” says Istvan Kapitany, President Shell Commercial Fuels and Lubricants Americas. “These honors are a testament to our work with Komatsu in working to achieve mutual business success, and we are pleased to have positively contributed to such a distinguished corporation like Komatsu.”
Shell was chosen among 38 other suppliers in North America to be presented with the Midori-Kai level achievement for the second consecutive year which honors Komatsu’s top suppliers and evidences their developing strategic relationships in North America. The 2012 Global Procurement Award for Excellence is an award received in addition to the Midori-Kai achievement, as the company that was considered the most outstanding supplier from the previous year.
“Shell has, once again, proven itself worthy of Midori-Kai status - our top recognition - by consistently ensuring that the customer is always the number one priority,” says Hiroyuki Ogawa, President of Procurement, Komatsu Ltd. “We congratulate Shell on their reception of this award and thank them for their continued dedication to the ever-growing manufacturing industry.”
For the past three years, Shell Lubricants and Komatsu Ltd. have been developing and nurturing a relationship whose primary purpose is to deliver superior-quality products and equipment, as well as to provide customers with service that goes above and beyond industry standards.