The Supplier of the Year Award has been established to recognize the best global performance based on cost development, deliveries, quality, lead times, volume increase, flexibility and communication.

The award was presented at Alfa Laval’s headquarters in Lund by Peter Börjesson, VP Operations/Head of Global Purchase and Claus Møller, Global Purchasing Manager.

The justification reads:

”for Consistently Delivering Quality products on Time according to Alfa Laval’s expectations. Identifies, develops, and drives new opportunities for continuous Cost improvements and provides a Superior customer experience”

A proud and happy Tony Ståhlgren, CEO and owner of Liedholms, explains: “Under the current ownership structure, Liedholms has worked to deliver a conceptual sale with not only construction, welding, processing and assembly but an overall concept where the customer’s customer’s wishes are also taken into account. In the award Liedholms has received from Alfa Laval, we can proudly state that our largest customer believes they receive a “Superior customer experience”.

Liedholms is involved in the development of several products and has a close collaboration with Alfa Laval’s R&D. Liedholms also manufactures welded products and delivers to Alfa Laval sites all over the world. The welded products have high requirements for traceability and are usually manufactured according to global standard or code. The products are used in the marine, energy and water treatment sectors.

“We have a dedicated team that always does their utmost to maintain a high level of service,” says Esbjörn Säiner, who is Key Account Manager at Liedholms for Alfa Laval. “The award is proof that we are doing things right. But one must not forget that without a corresponding team at the customer, it is difficult to make it work as well as the collaboration we have with Alfa Laval. Both we and Alfa Laval see each other as partners and always try to find joint solutions that help us both”.