12 February 2014
VMI wins the award for Tire Industry Supplier of the Year 2014
At the gala dinner of the Tire Technology Expo & Conference in Cologne on 11 February, 2014, the annual Awards for Innovation and Excellence were presented, this year for the sixth time. There are awards in five categories: Manufacturing Innovation, Environmental Achievement, Tire Technology, Tire Industry Supplier of the year and Tire Manufacturer of the year. A judging panel of more than twenty international tire industry experts gave their votes and determined the five winners.
After already having received two awards in the category Manufacturing Innovation, in the last years, VMI now proudly received the Tire Industry Supplier of the Year Award. The earlier innovation awards were for the MAXX Tire Building Machine in 2009 and the FLEXX Belt Maker in 2013.
Quote of one of the judges:
“VMI has a long history of providing improvements to the tire industry with new equipment, new technologies and innovative approaches to challenges. With the introduction of CORTEXX and the next generation of MAXX tire building equipment, that history continues by providing improvements in efficiency, safety and operational quality in tire building.” Ray Labuda, retired VP technology, Hankook USA.