RKW ACE Wins “CUSTOMER AT HEART Supplier of the Year” Award by Mölnlycke Healthcare

From left to right: Geneviève Debens, Purchasing Manager, MHC; AnnChristine Strigen, Global Procurement Director MHC; Guy Pinchard, General Manager RKW ACE and Sopie Litt, Sales Manager Medical

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Frankenthal, Germany, April 12, 2017 - RKW is proud to announce the reception of the prestigious Supplier of the Year award from Mölnlycke Healthcare, one of RKW's key business partners. The award ceremony took place at the Mölnlycke headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Amongst more than 1600 suppliers, RKW ACE was one of the selected winners.

RKW received the award in the category of CUSTOMER AT HEART with the following nomination: "To say that Mölnlycke has a close relationship with RKW is probably an understatement. Mölnlycke has gone through tough times but also shared times of success and growth. This supplier consistently demonstrates that they understand the needs of us as a customer. RKW has invested heavily on our behalf and is continuously sharing its expertise with us. We know and feel that we are a prioritized customer and the general service level from RKW is deemed as exceptional."

"We are extremely proud to receive this award, and we see it as a recognition of our strong commitment to our core values respect and reliability", says Guy Pinchard, Managing Director of RKW ACE. Sophie Litt, Sales Manager Medical, adds: "Our objective is to create and sustain long-lasting relationships with our business partners. And each and every one of us in this company goes the extra mile to satisfy our customers."

The event included exclusive presentations from several executive team members at Mölnlycke, as well as presentations of their product range and focus areas for the coming years. After the official award ceremony, the day ended with a celebratory award dinner in the Gothenburg area. Eric De Kesel, EVP Operations AT Mölnlycke stated: "In order for us to reach Operational excellence and our 2020 strategy ambition it is crucial that we work with the right suppliers and establish a strategic relationship with them. The winners of the Supplier of the Year award are examples of where good relationships have turned into strategic partnerships."

RKW ACE, situated in Liège, Belgium, is RKW's core location for medical films and laminates. The company has been manufacturing cast embossed film since the mid 1970's and was one of the early pioneers in the global hygiene and medical film industry.

For more information about RKW, please visit: www.rkw-group.com



The RKW Group

The RKW Group is an independent, family-owned company headquartered in Frankenthal, Germany and one of the world's foremost manufacturers of excellent film solutions. RKW is the market leader in the areas of hygiene and agricultural films, films for the beverage industry and packaging for powdery goods. In addition, the company makes films and nonwovens for medical applications, for the chemical and converting industries as well as for the construction sector. RKW's sustainable films enable its customers to improve the daily life of consumers all over the world.

In the fiscal year 2016, RKW generated total sales of EUR 902 million. About 3,000 employees process 380,000 tonnes of plastic materials at more than 20 locations around the world. True to the corporate slogan "When excellence matters", the company, which was founded in 1957, offers outstanding performance in terms of quality and service. Respect and reliability are the core values of RKW and form the basis of the company's success.


Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical solutions company, the number one global provider of advanced wound care and single-use surgical products - as well as Europe's largest provider of customised trays. Mölnlycke is a global company with a Swedish heritage, owned by the Swedish investment company, Investor AB, and with nearly 7,500 people employed around the world. They have 17 manufacturing sites globally, sales offices in 35 countries as well as distributors in 63 countries.

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