Supplier of the Year 2012:Telefónica Deutschland commends its best suppliers

MUNICH. Telefónica Deutschland has commended its best suppliers and awarded the five companies with the best performance and commitment in 2012 the title "Supplier of the Year" at yesterday's ceremony. Abel Mobilfunk, Wipro, Interone, Simcon and Ricoh Deutschland are the best among Telefónica Deutschland's more than 2,000 suppliers.
The coveted prize was awarded this year for the first time. The five honoured companies achieved the most points in the annual appraisal process of the Supplier Management (SUMA) at Telefónica Deutschland. During this review, the companies' efforts were appraised based on a variety of key performance indicators (KPIs), including performance, competence, quality, service, flexibility and costs.
"Telefónica sets the bar high for itself and its partners alike. The efficiency and dependability of our suppliers are among the key factors to our corporate success," says Carsten Wreth, CEO Telefónica Global Services, who is in charge of global purchasing as well as for Telefónica Deutschland's purchasing. "Our best suppliers set the benchmark for all others, which is why they have been awarded the title Supplier of the Year 2012." Abel Mobilfunk builds base stations for the O2 mobile communications network and has been a steady partner for many years now, offering the best possible technical aptitude. Wipro is renowned for its excellence in software testing, while Interone is a highly productive supplier of digital services. Simcon's gateways enable the delivery of more than 40 million text messages per month while Ricoh Deutschland prints millions of mobile phone bills in the same time period and is also responsible for the online bills. With partners like these, Telefónica Deutschland can optimally master the market's challenges.
Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG together with its hundred percent, operationally active, subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 105 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.