Supplier of the Year

Baerlocher has secured the top accolade in Veka Group’s third annual supplier of the year awards.

The company came top in the raw materials category, as well as being overall winner.

Veka Group celebrates suppliers that go above and beyond in providing the materials needed for its profile systems, it said.

Baerlocher specialises in manufacturing PVC additive mixtures using calcium-based PVC stabiliser technology. The company supplies Veka Group with a specially formulated stabiliser/lubricant, which ensures that Veka and Halo profiles benefit from excellent processing, heat stability, weatherability, impact resistance, colour, colour fastness and plate-out properties.

Baerlocher account manager Caroline McWaters said: “We are honoured and delighted to receive the prestigious Veka Group supplier of the year award and to be recognised as a particularly reliable and trustworthy partner, especially as it reflects our company values which are characterised by respect, integrity and excellence.”

Veka Group’s purchasing manager Nicola Woods said: “We know that we are only as good as each single item we send out, and our customers deserve to be consistently delighted with the quality of our products. This is why we are so stringent in the selection of our suppliers. Each one must meet a host of requirements and undergo constant monitoring to ensure these standards don’t drop.

“Suppliers must achieve or exceed a benchmark score each month (without fail) in order to remain on our approved suppliers list. This data enables us to offer well-deserved praise where it’s due, and these awards give us chance to acknowledge the hard work of our top suppliers.”