London — The Bühler Group has been awarded two 2016 Nestlé Supplier Awards, which recognize those that demonstrate outstanding collaboration, service and support throughout 2015. Bühler win in these categories reflects the company’s contribution to delighting customers with high quality confectionery products including Fruit Pastilles, Fruit Gums, Pick & Mix and Tooty Fruity products, all made at its Fawdon plant in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Bühler earned the Best Innovation accolade for helping differentiate Nestlé from its competitors, making a “breakthrough” collaboration and transforming Nestlé business operations by delivering operational efficiencies and bottom-line savings.
The company also earned the Supplier Quality Award, recognizing those that demonstrate a “sustainable pipeline of innovation” aligned with Nestlé UK’s strategy. This includes proactively presenting innovation opportunities, challenging the status quo with a mindset and culture that puts quality first and delivering consistently excellent quality throughout 2015.
“Everyone at Bühler is proud that we are being recognized for driving innovation and consistently ensuring best-in-class quality at Nestlé,” says Charith Gunawardena, head of optical sorting. “We work in partnership across many product divisions helping Nestlé meet high-quality expectations of both industry customers and, ultimately, consumers.”