MANN+HUMMEL recognized by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner

MANN+HUMMEL won the award in the chassis and engine systems category for a second time this year.

Ludwigsburg/Turin, December 22, 2016 – The Supplier Qualitas Convention ceremony of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was held at the Auditorium of the Lingotto Center in Turin on December 14. MANN+HUMMEL won the award in the chassis and engine systems category. The filtration expert was awarded by FCA for a second time in this year.

The winners were chosen by the FCA management. More than 1,000 suppliers were ranked in thirteen categories such as Interior & Electrical, Powertrain or Sustainability. In the category ‘Chassis and Engine Systems’ MANN+HUMMEL impressed with its product quality and customer orientation.


From left: Scott Thiele (Chief Purchasing Officer FCA), Monica Genovese (Head of EMEA Purchasing FCA), Kai Knickmann (President & General Manager Automotive OEM), Alfredo Altavilla (Chief of Operations EMEA FCA), Edoardo Calarco (Head of EMEA Chassis & Powertrain Purchasing FCA)

The motivation for the award from FCA Group Purchasing was: “This supplier has demonstrated excellent quality and a customer oriented partnership approach. They have consistently shown a strong commitment to our programs and a long-term mindset in its relationship with FCA.”


On the evening of the ceremony, Edoardo Calarco, EMEA Head of Purchasing Chassis and Engine Systems Unit presented the award to Kai Knickmann, President & General Manager Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer at MANN+HUMMEL.


MANN+HUMMEL was awarded twice by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in this year. At the annual all supplier meeting in Detroit in July FCA gave the Top Quality Award in the engine systems group to MANN+HUMMEL.



The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. In 2015, a workforce of over 16,000 employees at more than 60 locations worldwide generated sales of approx. 3 billion euros. The acquisition of the Affinia Group involves the addition of around 4,500 employees, some 10 locations and approx. 900 million euros in sales. The group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and technical plastic parts, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For mechanical engineering, process engineering and other industrial applications, the company’s product range encompasses industrial filters, membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems. Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found at www.mann-hummel.com