ARNOLD maintains its Premium Supplier Status at Continental and Schaeffler


ARNOLD UMFORMTECHNIK received its Supplier Nomination from the international automotive supplier Schaeffler and Continental for the first time in 2017. In 2019 the firm was able to maintain that status.

Every two years, the corporate group of Continental and Schaeffler appoints selected joint Premium Suppliers in order to forge a closer working relationship with them. To achieve that status the automotive supply company has defined performance indicators for their Premium Suppliers, and these are constantly reviewed.

Specifically, the performance indicators relate to quality assessment, supplier performance, market pricing and a willingness for innovation. True to their motto of "Quality First" the quality indicator has a particularly heavy weighting. Besides the well-known "Zero Defect Target", the number of complaints and the time it takes to deal with them are further performance indicators. 

Tammo Kraft - Global Account Manager
Our Premium Supplier status has once again been endorsed because of our excellent performance in every area.
Tammo Kraft - Global Account Manager

Along with ten others, he is responsible for looking after Global Account customers at all their locations throughout the world. The company has been categorised at ARNOLD as a Global Account since 2015.

Every year ARNOLD supplies over 400 million fasteners for a wide variety of applications to 40 Continental and Schaeffler locations.


The ARNOLD GROUP – BlueFastening Systems

With a foundation of many years of expertise in the production of intelligent fastening systems and very complex extruded parts, the ARNOLD GROUP has developed over a number of years into a comprehensive supplier and development partner for complex fastening systems. With our new positioning of “BlueFastening Systems” this development process will now continue under a united and harmonised structure. Engineering, fastenings, and functional parts, together with feeder processing systems, all from a single source – efficient, sustained and international. Since 1994 ARNOLD has been part of the Würth Group.