HELLER receives coveted 2015 Daimler Supplier Award
Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH from Nürtingen has received the 2015 Daimler Supplier Award in the category “International Procurement Services” for supporting the automotive manufacturer in the further development and industrialisation of the innovative Nanoslide® process for the coating of cylinder bore surfaces of aluminium crankcases.
As a manufacturer of CNC machine tools and complete manufacturing systems, HELLER has industrialised all steps of the coating process under the name HELLER CBC (CylinderBoreCoating), developing it into a dependable technology for global application in series production.
HELLER not only integrates the process, including the process steps for pre- and finish-machining, into the process chain in engine production, but also guarantees a correspondingly high level of process quality and reliability. By now, numerous systems have been installed successfully in Germany and Japan. International OEMs at more than 20 locations worldwide are planning to implement the new process technology in the coming years.
Daimler AG has honoured 10 suppliers for their outstanding performance in the past financial year with the 2015 Daimler Supplier Award. In front of an audience of around 450 invited guests from the supplier industry, the coveted prizes in the categories of Quality, Partnership and Innovation were awarded on 25 February 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Branch in Stuttgart for the eighth time.