ArcelorMittal has been named ‘supplier of the year’ by Rettig ICC, Europe's leading supplier of heat emitters and indoor climate comfort. ArcelorMittal was honoured with this award on Rettig’s first Supplier Day held on Tuesday, 1 April in Baarlo, The Netherlands.
From left to right: Marcel Barendregt, Bart Staelens, Mr Neil MacPherson (CEO of Rettig ICC) and Antoine Van Schooten
ArcelorMittal was chosen because of the mutual vision both companies have of creating a partnership through sustainable and long-term growth. In spite of the size of both companies, they have created strong ties and developed a long-term collaboration setting great score on quality, reliability, availability and service.
Antoine Van Schooten, chief marketing officer of ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, business division north, commented: “Creating value – more specifically creating value for our customers, is one of our biggest motivations. We are constantly in direct contact with our customers in order to better understand their needs, respond to new applications for their products and help them optimise their steel-related processes. This can help them grow and give them a competitive advantage in their market. Although the steel business is considered to be a heavy and traditional industry, we are very flexible and innovative and this award is proof of that.”
Tomasz Plaskura, chief marketing officer of ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products, business division east said: “This award is a shining example that we are close to our customers, wherever they are located. Thanks to the close collaboration between the different business divisions, we have received this outstanding recognition – congratulations to our teams.”
“This award shows how important cooperation between the mills and sales teams from the different countries is. I want to thank all the teams involved, including our customer service and client technical support team,” added Marek Grabarz, country head Poland, ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.
“Thanks to our high level of service, we aim to be a reliable partner for our customers, which is - next to a high level of quality - one of the most important factors of a working relationship. Therefore, we are truly honoured winning this award. It shows that all the work we have done is recognised by our customer,“ said Bart Staelens, country head Benelux, Arcelormittal Europe – Flat Products.
Marcel Barendregt, ArcelorMittal’s key account manager for Rettig concluded: “This award provides a big motivation for the future but also recognition for our key account management approach. The whole team has worked hard to achieve consistent growth by being a reliable partner, adapting ourselves and anticipating the needs of Rettig.”