Smithpack has won Boehringer Ingelheim’s supplier of the year award for 2008.
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally in 47 countries with 39,800 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.
With net sales of over 10 billion Euro within the demanding pharmaceutical industry , Boehringer Ingelheim needs it’s suppliers to adhere to strict quality and service standards. Smithpack has proven with an exemplary supply and service record over several years, that it excels in meeting the quality and service requirements of demanding industries whilst achieving the competitive goals of low cost and efficient supply.
Smithpack supply Boehringer’s main UK manufacturing plant at Bracknell with it’s requirements for corrugated cases. Smithpack adopt Boehringer specific returnable crating and delivery requirements in order to ensure Boehringer’s policies and procedures on hygiene and logistics are adhered to within their corrugated packaging supply chain. With the flexibility to adapt to customer specific logistical requirements without disrupting it’s own procedures, Smithpack is ideally placed to integrate it’s supply logistics with the preferences of the customer.
Sales Director, Andrew Brigstock, receiving the engraved glass trophy, thanked the Boehringer buying team for the performance recognition. He said that “It is a reflection of the professionalism with which both companies have worked together proactively, over several years to ensure Boehringer’s supply requirements continued to be best met in terms of service, quality and cost efficiency.”