On September 13, 2018, Thomas received a significant award: at the Webasto International Group Supplier Day 2018 – the biggest so far, held at the Veranstaltungsforum Fürstenfeldbruck – Thomas was one of five suppliers from Germany, China, and the USA to be singled out for a Global Partnership Award. This makes Thomas the only supplier in the Webasto Thermo Systems area to be honored in the Growth & Capacity category.
In terms of revenue, Webasto is one of the most important customers of Thomas. The partnership with Webasto was established more than 30 years ago with the development of the DP 2, an inline pump that was the first of its kind to draw, convey and meter fuel while integrating shut-off functions for the tank and independent vehicle heaters. For Thomas, the DP 2 was a game-changing innovation that put the company on course to become a world leader in linear metering pumps and a consistently successful automotive supplier.
According to Webasto, the Global Partnership Awards are a way of thanking and recognizing “outstanding cooperation, dedication, and flexibility on major projects over the past year.”