Bekaert wins EIPM Excellence award for Supplier Relationship Management

14-12-2012 — / — The European Institute of Purchasing Management (EIPM) has granted the 2012 EIPM Peter Kraljic Excellence Award for “Supplier Relationship Management” to Bekaert during the 2012 EIPM Purchasing Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

This award validates Bekaert’s excellence in purchasing processes and relationship management and is the result of a performance assessment based on the EFQM Excellence Model and EFQM best practices.

Philippe Armengaud, Chief Purchasing Officer of Bekaert: “This award is a recognition for continuously improving supplier relationships, processes, and performance. It validates the efforts of Bekaert and of the company’s Global Purchasing team in deploying best practices throughout the Group’s purchasing

About EIPM and the Award
EIPM ( was established in December 1990 by top leading companies – Alcatel, Aérospatiale, Amae, Bull, Cerestar
(Ferruzzi), Herberts (Hoechst), Nokia, Pechiney, Philips, Renault – and sponsored by the European Commission, the Rhône Alpes Region and the Haute Savoie department to create an European Executive Education and Training Center in Purchasing Education. The purpose of the EIPM Awards is to recognize procurement organizations that could act as role models for others in delivering outstanding performance to their company; demonstrating high levels of creativity and innovation; implementing and deploying advanced and efficient processes; actively developing suppliers; demonstrating environmental and social responsibility.

About Bekaert
Bekaert ( is a global technological and market leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 27 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generated combined sales of € 4.6 billion in 2011.

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