As many of you are aware at the Worldwide Equipment Supplier Appreciation and Awards Reception held during the 2014 Convention, the System honored H & K International with three prestigious recognitions:
- The “Innovation of the Year Award“ for the second consecutive year. Among H&K’s contributions recognized were: development of the Chilled Rail, High Capacity Freezer/Refrigeration Product Lines and cost savings achieved in the Go to Market Equipment Strategy.
- Worldwide “Partner of the Year” (or Voice of Customer Award) for the third consecutive year. This award is based on a survey of performance throughout the world and the overall supplier index. Input comes from Equipment Managers, Franchisees in each country, Corporate Staff, Areas of the World Staff and OEMs. H&K received this award as we were the only Equipment Supplier to achieve Benchmark Status and achieved the highest survey score.
- H&K was also the recipient of the most prestigious award presented, the “2013 Worldwide Equipment Supplier of the Year” for a second time in the last four years. H&K is honoured as a Benchmark Supplier in recognition of our contribution to the system in all categories of the Total Supplier Performance Index - TSPI (Plan to Win support; SPI, Reliability; Savings, Innovation). Highlights of H&K’s Worldwide support acknowledged are:
- Support of the Go to Market Strategy in APMEA
- Development and execution of HDK in the USA
- Support of MFY and BIC in Europe
- The Service Integrator project in Australia
- New equipment innovation
- System savings
- Completion of D12 project in Canada
- Establishing a KES in Japan
- Opening McDonald’s first restaurant in Vietnam
We are very grateful and appreciative for these recognitions and the fact that this is the first time a Supplier /Partner has received both Worldwide Partner and Supplier of the Year awards in the same year. These awards are a reflection of the daily commitment all H&K employees have in supporting the McDonald’s system throughout the world and is being celebrated at our facilities worldwide .