Top Quality around the Globe

Hengst receives an award from Mercedes-Benz Brazil

Muenster, Germany/Brazil. Great joy at the Brazilian location of Hengst: The filtration technology and fluid management specialist has won the “Prêmio Interação” from Mercedes-Benz do Brazil. This prestigious award from the automobile manufacturer honors selected suppliers for their excellent and consistently high quality. Hengst Brazil won the award in the category of “Operational Excellence in Quality”.

In addition to the consistently high quality of the Hengst products, the jury of Mercedes-Benz do Brazil particularly emphasized the excellent management, customer orientation and the absolute punctuality and reliability. “This is a confirmation of the successful work done by our team in Brazil – and also shows that we best serve the automobile manufacturers with our worldwide presence and are consistently able to meet high quality standards across the globe,” says Dr. Robert Stoesser, Managing Director of Hengst.

The Hengst location on the South American continent was founded in 1999. This was followed by the new location in Joinville, Brazil, which opened in 2006 and has not only allowed for enhanced production capacities but also for a high degree of in-house manufacturing. The in-house filter insert manufacturing, machining and injection molding located on-site made a major contribution to this. In addition to Mercedes-Benz, other customers of Hengst Brazil include Volkswagen, GM and MAN.

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Excellent delivery rates with no complaints

Hengst China receives “GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award” again

Münster/Shanghai. A new accolade for Hengst Automotive: First the Hengst Group received the “GM Supplier of the Year Award 2012“ and the „Daimler Supplier Award 2013“, now the automotive supplier from Münster has won the “GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award” for its Chinese location in Kunshan in the second consecutive year. The award was presented on November 12, 2013 from Shanghai GM (SGM).

Once a year, SGM presents the “GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award” to its top-performing suppliers, recognizing those who meet or exceed the company’s strict customer requirements regarding quality and punctual delivery. From July 2013 to June 2014, Hengst achieved a complaint-free delivery rate of 100 %.

Hengst is a development partner and system supplier for the global automotive industry. Customer focus is fundamental to the company, which is headquartered in Münster. The Hengst location in Kunshan has been involved in production for the Asian market since 2005 and counts Shanghai GM and GM Korea among its major customers. Around 250 staff are currently employed by the Chinese location.

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New Sales Company established in Singapore

Hengst is strengthening its presence in the Asian growth markets: the newly established company Hengst Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. has recently started up business operations in Singapore (literally: “Lion City”). The company intends to take advantage of the megacity’s central location to systematically expand its business in service filters for the independent aftermarket (IAM) in Southeast Asia.

Frank Märgner has been appointed Head of the new office in Singapore. The 41-year-old has many years of experience in the automotive industry and in Asia. Among other things, he has already worked in Singapore for six years. “I am looking forward to returning to this fascinating city-state just as much as towards taking up the new challenges at Hengst. With our innovative product portfolio, we have very good prospects in the emerging markets in Southeast Asia.”

Singapore is a very good location, both strategically and geographically: the infrastructure is very highly developed and the distances to the relevant markets are short, which means that all the conditions for a more intensive and personal customer service are provided. Hengst is thereby continuing its strategy of internationalization – that is, to always be located close to both the production sites of its partners in the automotive industry and the key markets. Maintaining a trusting, personal contact with customers, as will now be possible with the new sales company in Singapore, is of particular importance in Asia.

Hengst has already had one foot in Asia since 2005 with its site in Kunshan, China, which includes an ultra-modern production facility to supply the region’s markets. And Bangalore is home to its sales office for India. Further development and production sites in North and South America round off the company’s global focus.

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Additions to the large Hengst family: 16 young people start their vocational training at Hengst on the 1st of August this year. We say: Welcome and we wish you every success!

A particularly loyal person: Helmut Breuer is celebrating his 25th anniversary with the Research & Development Division. We say: Thank you very much!

Audi counts on Hengst while building their new generation of engines. They ordered our oil mist separator system for 6- and 8-cylinder Otto engines for all V-engines of Audi and Porsche – 2020 and beyond!

Hengst goes to school! Cooperation with the partner schools Kardinal-von-Galen-Gesamtschule Nordwalde and St. Mauritz Gymnasium Münster is becoming more intense. Hengst employees attend the classes, internships in our companies are planned and much more is waiting to be dealt with.