Beijing Benz Automotive Corp. Ltd. – Supplier Day 2014 „BBAC IS READY“
On Monday, July 7, 2014, the Chinese joint venture BBAC of DAIMLER AG held its supplier day in Beijing under the motto »BBAC IS READY«.
»BBAC IS READY« is the core statement of BBAC regarding its market presence in China with regard to the product portfolio, production and distribution of Mercedes Benz automobiles.
This year, the enormous progress in the strategic positioning of the Mercedes Benz brand as a premium manufacturer on the Chinese market and the expansion of the plant in Beijing were taken as an opportunity to present the development and expansion and to award partners and suppliers who have contributed to this expansion as »Outstanding Suppliers«.
A core project in the expansion of the joint venture is the localization of engine production in the company’s own BBAC engine plant in Beijing.
For this engine plant, various equipment packages were allocated so called general contractors. For the production of the main components of the engines – block, head and crankshaft – the Chemnitz machine tool company NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH was able to implement the order for the turnkey delivery of the crankshaft line. On 18 November 2013, the engine plant was officially inaugurated.
NILES-SIMMONS was awarded as « Outstanding Supplier« as a result of the fast implementation of this complex task and the rapid achievement of the full production capacity of the crankshaft plant. This recognition is a great honour for the Saxon machine tool manufacturer, in particular because only two foreign companies were honoured by the awarded suppliers, most of whom were Tier one suppliers for vehicle production.
In the eulogy of Dr. Markus Keicher, General Manager BBAC Engine Plant, was especially appreciated the successful installation and transfer of the plant into production. With this reference, NILES-SIMMONS can further expand its market position as a supplier of complete production plants and is recommended for further new projects.