The award recognized a successful partnership which has already spanned over five decades, as well as the readiness to build up a global network together with Daimler. Today, Hengst develops and manufactures on four continents - in Europe as well as in South and North America and Asia. Great endeavors in the global implementation of the modular component concept and a high level of expertise in the areas of filtration and fluid management are other key factors which lead to the prize being awarded to Hengst.
Together with Daimler, Hengst has been a pioneer on many global projects to do with module systems. Complying with future stricter exhaust guidelines and reducing CO² emissions are a couple of the most prominent issues in the automobile industry. At the same time, fluid management requirements are also increasing. As well as functional advantages, manufacturers expect innovative, efficient and environmentally-friendly products.
Hengst produces fluid management modules for nearly all of the Daimler corporate group's truck and bus applications, for example for Daimler Trucks' international HDEP engine series (Heavy Duty Engine Platform). In the automobile division they deliver, for example, filter systems for all AMG models. The high level of expertise in development and manufacturing is valued by almost all big automobile manufacturers: just last year the supplier received the "GM Supplier Award".
The first Hengst oil filters were installed in Mercedes Benz vehicles back in 1961 - the beginning of a long-standing close collaboration that still continues today. "This award is an acknowledgement for the whole team, especially as a decades-long mutual history connects us with Daimler," says Jens Röttgering. It was his grandfather, company founder Walter Hengst, who established the collaboration at the start of the 1960s.
Through innovative products and a global outlook, Hengst has been successful in building up a close system partnership. "Over the years we have successfully acquired the reputation of a qualified development partner," asserts Jens Röttgering, who is delighted about the award: "We are proud to be a strategic partner of Daimler and look forward to continuing our long-standing business relationship with this important customer in the future." Picture: Award ceremony in Stuttgart, from left to right: Dr. Marcus Schoenenberg, Head of Procurement Trucks & Buses Daimler AG; Jens Röttgering, managing partner of Hengst Automotive; Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, executive board member of Daimler Trucks & Buses, Daimler AG; Stefan Hack, responsible for purchasing at Daimler AG.