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Jenoptik awarded for above-average supplier performance

With Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and Boeing, two American customers have awarded the Jenoptik technology group for its above-average supplier performance in 2016.

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The American company Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems was first to award Jenoptik with the “4 stars” category during its annual Integrated Supplier Excellence Conference in Boston, Massachusetts in May. With this, Jenoptik achieved the second-highest assessment that Raytheon awards to its suppliers.

A total of 150 suppliers received an award. Of those, 50 received an award in the “4 stars” category and 25 suppliers received an award in the “5 stars” category.

Raytheon has approximately 11,000 suppliers globally in 33 countries, approximately ten percent of which are regularly checked using a supplier management system. The evaluation was based on costs, delivery times, and the quality of the products, as well as the performance of the technology and the business management.

For more than 25 years, Jenoptik has been delivering power generator units and components from its German site in Altenstadt (Bavaria) for Raytheon’s Global Patriot® Solutions. These units supply the Patriot radar and missile launcher with electricity. Raytheon’s Global Patriot Solutions is a missile defense system consisting of radars, command-and-control technology and multiple types of interceptors, all working together to detect, identify and defeat tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, drones and other threats. Patriot is the foundation of integrated air and missile defense for 13 nations.

Boeing Award for the Aviation Sector

For the sixth time in a row, the aircraft manufacturer Boeing awarded Jenoptik with the “2016 Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award” for above-average supplier performance.

The airline group has over 13,750 suppliers throughout the world and honored 480 of them in the categories “Gold” and “Silver” this year. Jenoptik is one of 402 suppliers to receive an award in the “Silver” category.

Jenoptik has been a supplier for Boeing for 20 years and has delivered a total of approximately 6,600 so-called heated fittings for the Boeing 737 during this period. These are standardized heated connections within the drinking water system in the aircraft. They ensure that it does not freeze during the flight.

Product images can be downloaded from the Jenoptik image database in the section Defense & Civil Systems/Press Photos.

About Jenoptik and its Defense & Civil Systems segment

As an integrated photonics company, Jenoptik is active in the three segments Optics & Life Science, Mobility and Defense & Civil Systems.

The Defense & Civil Systems segment develops, produces and distributes mechatronic and sensor systems for civil and military applications. The portfolio ranges from individual assemblies, which customers integrate into their systems, through to complete systems and end products. The segment’s areas of competence are energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation systems as well as radomes & composites. Top-quality customer service ensures that the Jenoptik products and customer systems are supported over their useful lives, which generally extend over many years. The mechatronic products include diesel-electric gensets, electrical machines such as alternators, electric motors or converters, power electronics, heating systems and control units as well as lift systems and rescue hoists. They are used in drive, stabilization and energy systems for military and civil vehicles, rail and aircraft equipment. The sensor systems include infrared camera systems and laser rangefinders which are primarily used in automation technology, as well as security technology and military reconnaissance.

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Point of Contact Petra Klaehn - Manager Communications and Marketing Defense and Civil Systems division

Petra Klähn

Communications and Marketing

+49 4103 60-5947

+49 4103 60-4501

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