Linde Electronics presents 2014 global supplier awards

SINGAPORE -- Linde Electronics announces two global supplier performance awards. The 2014 Linde Electronics Preferred Supplier Award goes to Electronic Fluorocarbons LLC in recognition of its continuous support and commitment to Linde Electronics. The 2014 Linde Electronics Most Improved Supplier Award recipient is Albemarle Corporation, in recognition of its efforts in quality and safety improvement.

Linde Electronics is committed to leading and exceeding customer expectations by providing reliable, consistent and competitive electronic material products to global semiconductor, display, solar and LED markets. The Global Supplier Performance award is one way that Linde Electronics shows its appreciation to suppliers and encourages all suppliers to strive toward continuous improvement.

Linde Electronics undertakes comprehensive due diligence to ensure reliability in its supply chain. Linde audits the suppliers based on their technical and operational capabilities and implements processes to ensure the sustainability and consistent quality of supply. Once the supply chains are established, Linde maintains a continuous engagement and improvement program with suppliers, keeping them updated on industry trends and the changing needs from customers. Linde conducts an annual, comprehensive supplier performance evaluation (SESPA) involving all major raw material providers to Linde Electronics globally. Suppliers are assessed on various aspects, which include commercial, quality, safety, delivery, technology and service levels. The Global Supplier Performance awards are based upon the results of this SESPA program.

Andreas Weisheit, Head of Linde Electronics, said: "Suppliers play a critical role in our success in the Electronics business. Their commitment, continuous quality improvement and cost efficiency will enable us to work together to grow our business and continue our leading position in the global electronics market."

"EFC is honored to be recognized as Linde's Preferred Supplier of the Year for 2014," said Electronic Fluorocarbons' Managing Director Pavel Perlov. "The award is a reflection of our commitment to providing exceptional customer service and reliable supply of high-quality, cost-competitive materials in a safe and responsible manner. As a niche supplier to this ever important sector, I am very proud to accept the award on behalf of all our employees who have worked hard to achieve the high standards expected by the Linde Group. EFC has been working with Linde for 10 years, and we look forward to our continued collaboration in the future."

"The employees of Albemarle work hard, every day, to meet our own high standards as well as those set before us by our customers" said Albemarle Corporation's Global Business Director Tyson Hall. "This award recognizes those standards and illustrates the importance and value of working together to accomplish a goal. It is with great appreciation that I accept this award on behalf of all Albemarle employees. We look forward to our continued partnership and the success of both companies in the future."

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