At the award ceremony f.l.t.r.: Xiangjun Yu, Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain, HVAC Transport Solutions, AP & India, Ingersoll Rand; Florian Hudelmaier, Manager Sales & Technical Marketing, Wieland Copper Products, Wheeling; Thomas G. Baker, Chief Exekutive Officer, Wieland Copper Products, Pine Hall and John Evans, VP, Global Procurement, Ingersoll Rand
As one of six laureates, the Wieland Group was selected out of 13,000 suppliers and awarded the "2016 Innovation & Value Creation Award" by Ingersoll Rand.
Proposed by the Trane leadership for Technical Tubes in North America, the award has been globally confirmed by the regions and businesses. This is an appreciation of the close collaboration with R&D for technical innovations, as well as of the high quality and delivery performance for technical and industrial tubes on a global level.
Criteria for this award included the delivery of innovative, customer-driven solutions, the expansion into emerging markets and the increase of the service business to drive profitable growth.
In 2016, Wieland Thermal Solutions in particular had risen to the occasion and partnered with Ingersoll Rand to help deliver an innovative solution to customers, creating mutual success for both companies. Especially in the HVAC Chiller business, Wieland Thermal Solutions was recognized for continued effort to work hand in hand with Ingersoll Rand Engineering to develop new products to meet a defined customer niche. The award finally honors the willingness consistently demonstrated to invest in the development of innovative products. Wieland Thermal Solutions has a track record for meeting the high expectations for quality and delivery, while launching new product developments into production.