The Pirelli Supplier Award was presented on Wednesday, 25 September, with Cassioli among the 9 winners selected from over 10,000 Pirelli suppliers worldwide.
The Supplier Awards are given annually by Pirelli to companies that have distinguished themselves for their ability to make the supply chain even more sustainable and improve quality excellence, promoting the high value of the company’s products, in line with the Group’s strategy.
Cassioli, who began working with Pirelli in 1995 and has been present in many plants with various types of handling systems for over 4 years, has been recognised for “Global Presence” and “Innovation”. Having built nine different systems in Pirelli plants in just three years, in Italy and across the world, including the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and Romania, Cassioli has distinguished itself for its global presence, as well as for its strong focus on innovation and research into cutting-edge custom solutions.
The main systems developed by Cassioli for Pirelli are tyre-checking machines, final finishing systems and green-tyre handling & storage systems, which, thanks to proven efficiency, allowed Cassioli to be recognized as a highly innovative company, so much so that it was the first material-handling company to receive the Pirelli Supplier Award.
The prestigious award was accepted by Carlo Cassioli, CEO of Cassioli Group, who together with Michele Santillo, Key Account Manager, attended the event in the splendid setting of Pirelli’s headquarters in the Bicocca area of Milan.
“We are honoured to play a part in Pirelli’s success in the Tyre sector and we are proud of this important recognition, which honours us and encourages us to commit ourselves, to invest in research and innovation and to ensure that our systems offer ever higher performance” – said Carlo Cassioli. “We want to share this recognition with the entire company: our sales team, technical offices and production personnel. Every individual has made their own contribution to this important achievement”.
The award was presented by General Manager for Operations, Andrea Casaluci, and Chief Procurement Officer, Pierluigi de Cancellis, who had this to say: “Pirelli pursues a business model focused on Global High Value. In order to hit targets, it is therefore necessary to engage with partners capable of guaranteeing not only an excellent and innovative service, but also to share values such as a focus on people, the environment, the customer and brand value. This is why we wanted to reward companies that share these aspects with Pirelli and have become true partners rather than simply being suppliers of goods or services”.
In addition to Cassioli, other companies receiving awards included: Hevea-Tec Industria e Comercio Ltda (Brazil), supplier of natural rubber; Quechen Silicon Chemical (China), supplier of silica; Kordsa (Turkey), supplier of textile reinforcement; Nynas AB (Sweden), supplier of plasticizing oils; Nuova Ciba S.p.A. (Italy), supplier of dosing equipment; Accenture, strategic partner in Pirelli’s digital transformation roadmap; Artic Falls AB (Sweden), supplier of winter product-development testing ground and Arval Service Lease (France), international partner for long-term car rental.
Cassioli would like to thank Pirelli and all the staff for the welcome and this prestigious award, hoping that this collaboration as suppliers will become a truly fruitful and lasting partnership.