Hyosung and Astor recognised for Supplier Excellence by Linde Annual Linde Global Supplier Awards presented for exceptional quality, safety, delivery and technology performance Business Wire MUNICH -- May 28, 2013 Linde Electronics, the global electronics business of The Linde Group, has announced its prestigious Linde Electronics Global Supplier Awards commending exceptional performance and supplier commitment based on Linde’s supplier ranking metrics in 2012. The Linde Electronics Preferred Supplier Award has been awarded to Hyosung in recognition of the company’s continued world-class performance and commitment to Linde Electronics. Astor has been recognised as the Most Improved Supplier in 2012 for demonstrating consistent and reliable supply by continuous efforts in quality improvements as well as commercial support. The Linde Electronics Global Supplier Awards are determined using the results of a comprehensive annual supplier performance audit involving all major raw material providers to Linde Electronics. Assessments covering commercial, quality, safety, delivery, technology road-mapping and responsiveness are conducted across Linde Electronics’ stakeholders. “Suppliers such as Hyosung and Astor play a critical role in the success of our global electronics business,” said Peter Owen, Head of Linde Electronics. “With our shared commitment to continuous innovation and investment to improve quality and cost-effectiveness, these partnerships ensure our continued mutual success in the fast-growing electronics market.” Hyosung achieved the highest 2012 overall score among Linde Electronics’ global supply base by providing excellent products, services and responsiveness; proactively supporting Linde in terms of product needs; ensuring good quality operations in a safe working environment; and consistent on-time delivery. “We are delighted to have been recognised by Linde as a quality supplier,” said Joseph Youngjoon Jun, President of Neochem Performance Unit (Subsidiary of Hyosung). “We are dedicated to support Linde with ultra-high purity and reliable products as well as premier services to achieve further business excellence. We look forward to further developing our collaborative relationship to maximise our collective strengths and develop new business opportunities around the world.” Astor achieved the highest improvement in 2012 overall score among Linde Electronics global supply base by e.g. improving overall cost positions and demonstrating the ability to meet the electronics industry's quality requirements during the 2013 audit. Linde is a leading global supplier of ultra-high purity bulk and specialty gases, gas systems and services to the semiconductor, display and advanced materials industries. About The Linde Group The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn. The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development. For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com or Linde Electronics at www.linde-gas.com/electronics. Contact: Sophie Chen Marketing Communications Manager Linde Electronics Tel: +86 21 6105 9888-9465 email@example.com
Hyosung and Astor recognised for Supplier Excellence by Linde
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