The Trane 2021 Continuous Improvement Award recognizes suppliers who are using operational excellence principles to drive improvement in key performance metrics. SWEP was awarded this honor because of their ability to supply high quality products in a timely manner, even despite the struggles 2021 presented to the manufacturing world.
During 2021, with a worldwide crisis on raw materials, Trane was still able to meet the demand from their customers for continuous value creation. SWEP contributed to this achievement in multiple ways such as releasing sufficient capacities and efficiently managing our supply chain to successfully serve all regions without shortages and sharing demand forecasts as quickly as possible to enable delivery success. Trane has recognized SWEP for going above and beyond and being flexible and reactive by shifting production priorities in their global plants to help Trane find quick solutions necessary to help keep their production facilities running. SWEP’s frequent communication, along with keeping their promises on what was to be supplied, also attributed to building a strong level of trust with their customer.
In addition, SWEP is also working on sustainability as a continuous value creation and has a robust quality process to deal with NCM (non-conforming materials) and achievement of high OSA scores for two of their manufacturing locations in Europe. SWEP is also supporting the drive for a greener future by reusing packaging, therefore, drastically limiting waste at the plant level. We are also eager to listen and find solutions for the handling and ergonomics of our BPHEs (brazed plate heat exchangers), protecting the safety conditions for customer’s employees. All of these are considered great benefits from a supplier that global manufacturers have come to expect.
Aurélie Gerardin (Procurement leader CHVAC EMEA) says, ‘SWEP provides all the key characteristics and aspects that Trane is looking from in suppliers to help us transform the industry and boldly challenge and manage our footprint in the global environment with high attention to climate.’
With SWEP’s pledge to ‘Challenge Efficiency’ in all that we do, it has led to a perfect partnership with both companies demonstrating a huge focus on sustainability.
Trane congratulates SWEP on this well-deserved award and is looking forward to an exciting future together with a shared commitment of continuing to provide highly efficient HVAC/R solutions around the globe with our environment in mind.