Robert Bosch GmbH honoured Schunk, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems with the status of “Preferred Supplier“ in the category “Tools”. The status of preferred supplier for Schunk includes every plant and business unit of the internationally leading technology and service company. The basis of the appointment as preferred supplier was a comprehensive supplier evaluation, where the technical competence, the product and logistics quality, the entrepreneurial potential, the price-performance ratio and the production concept of Schunkwere analyzed. “The award underlines the high motivation and performance in our company“, stressed Henrik A. Schunk, Managing Partner/CEO when the certificate was handed over. “We understand the nomination as a preferred supplier as an incentive and also an obligation to ensure peak performance in the field of clamping technology and gripping systems in future“. As Preferred Supplier, Schunk will be involved at an early stage in BOSCH strategies and development projects, and thus receives the opportunity to assist them with its know-how. With this award BOSCH emphasizes the intensive cooperation of both companies once again. In 2015, Schunk was previously honoured as Preferred Supplier, and in 2013, the innovative family-owned company also received the BOSCH Global Supplier Award. With more than 2,700 employees and a global network of directly owned subsidiaries and distribution partners in more than 50 countries throughout the world, Schunk is regarded as the leading supplier for clamping technology and gripping systems. The company generates about 60 percent of its turnover outside Germany.