Best Supplier: Sinotruk Honors Hengst
Long-term, close development partnership with China’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer
Hengst is also a popular development and system partner for Asian vehicle manufacturers: Sinotruk, one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in China, recently honored Hengst China as the “Best Cooperation Supplier of 2016.” Hengst and Sinotruk have maintained a close business partnership since 2009.
The prize is an especially prominent one on the Chinese commercial vehicle market, since Sinotruk only selects a few suppliers for the award each year from its total pool of around 1,000. Key factors that won Hengst the award include its expertise in research and development, permanently high quality, supplier reliability, and economic efficiency. Ongoing suggestions for improvement from the Hengst team on site in Kunshan also impressed China’s largest manufacturer of heavyduty commercial vehicles. “We are proud of this proof of the trust Sinotruk has in us, and we believe it is a confirmation of our corporate strategy of staying close to the markets and our customers through our global locations,” says Ingo Brunsmann, Group Vice President of Original Equipment.
Hengst delivers a fluid management module with oil mist separation for heavy-duty commercial vehicles with 11 and 13 liter diesel engines. A modular housing helps create a compact fluid management system here, where joint interfaces from the oil and coolant circuits can be used with additional functional integration. A system of sensors and various valve functions monitor and control the fluids, supplying the oil circuits for the cylinder head and short engine separately. Hengst also produces an oil filter module for smaller and mid-sized NFZ 5 and 7 liter engines.
Sinotruk will also continue to trust Hengst’s expertise in its future engine generations: “We are already working on more projects in close collaboration with our customers” reports Ingo Brunsmann. Kunshan site manager, Shao Qing Xing, accepted the prize on behalf of Hengst. This Chinese Hengst subsidiary was founded in 2005, and has been serving numerous Asian customers and international companies for manufacturers like Volkswagen Shanghai or Shanghai GM since that time from its Asian location.