Wärtsilä receives ‘Excellent Partner 2013’ award from Samsung Heavy Industries

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 25 July 2013 at 13:00 UTC+2
  • Wärtsilä receives ‘Excellent Partner 2013’ award from Samsung Heavy Industries

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) of Korea, one of the world’s leading shipbuilding companies, has recognised Wärtsilä’s contribution as a provider of high quality solutions and support by giving Wärtsilä its ‘Excellent Partner 2013’ award. A number of different suppliers to SHI were considered for the award, which is given in recognition of excellent performance in delivering high quality products and solutions on time, with complementary world class engineering, documentation, project management and commissioning services, as well as for providing support throughout the projects.

In deciding the winner of this award, the purchasing team at SHI took into consideration companies that had supplied or co-operated with SHI during the period ranging from the beginning of July 2012 to the end of March 2013. During this time frame, Wärtsilä had worked closely with SHI on various projects, including the supply of equipment for a Floating Storage Unit and several drillship projects. The award recognized Wärtsilä’s assistance, support and level of response during these projects, the positive feedback from different SHI departments, in particular the Quality Department, and the excellent business attitude shown by Wärtsilä in its dealings with the company.

At the award ceremony, Mr J.H. Lee, General Manager, Mr W.Y. Park, Senior Manager, and Mr H.S. Min, Manager at SHI Purchasing complimented Wärtsilä and its employees on the level of service it is capable of providing, and congratulated the company and its employees for its achievements that led to this award. “Samsung hopes to further enhance its business relationship with Wärtsilä during the years to come,” commented Mr Lee.

“This is an award for which we can take special pride. It represents recognition of our ability to create value for our clients, and showcases our vision of striving always to be ‘the most valued business partner’ to our customers,” says Mr Aaron Bresnahan, Vice President Sales, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

Wärtsilä has worked closely with SHI on shipbuilding projects for many years. In 2010, both companies signed a co-operation agreement to develop gas fuelled merchant vessels.

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Caption: From left Mr Jong Ha Song General Manager, Wärtsilä Korea sales, Mr Matias Karls, General Manager, Wärtsilä sales, Mr J.H Lee, General Manager, Mr W.Y Park Senior Manager and Mr H.S Min, Manager Samsung Purchasing

Links to press releases:
11 March 2013: Wärtsilä to supply pumping equipment for new floating storage unit 
22 March 2010: Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries sign cooperation agreement to develop environmentally sound gas-fuelled ships

For further information please contact:

Mr Matias Karls
General Manager Sales
Wärtsilä Ship Power
Tel: +358 400 323 125

Ms Anna-Leena Pohjanpalo
Media Officer
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel. +358 10 709 5627

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2012, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.