Whitewater Schenck receives top award

Global company honors local manufacturer

(Published October. 17, 2006, 8:38 a.m.)

Schenck AccuRate, 746 E. Milwaukee St., Whitewater, 473-2440, (800) 558-0184, www.accuratefeeders.com, as part of the Schenck Process Group was awarded the Product Line Leadership of the Year Award for its comprehensive weighing and feeding product and service offerings in industrial production processes by Frost and Sullivan.

In bestowing this award, Frost and Sullivan commends Schenck Process for its success in providing integrated solutions in weighing and feeding technology across a wide spectrum of end-user industries.

"The unique position of Schenck Process is a result of a combination of strategic decisions in terms of product line, combined with outstanding operational execution of product research and development and the tailored implementation of its solutions suited to clients' needs," said Titus Hocevar, Frost and Sullivan industry analyst in a news release.

"Providing weighing, feeding, screening and other automation solutions for end users in many different industries, the company has gained importance as the supplier of choice in several industry niches. The company's global presence provides for regular interaction with its clients, resulting in continuous feedback and this helps it pursue product development that is closely aligned with specific demands of the industries. Other benefits include improved response and lead times, which enable it to leverage its production and service resources globally.

Moreover, Schenck Process provides equipment for different parts of the production process and also integrates them into the process, thus providing a comprehensive product solution. This vertical integration is another crucial factor contributing to its success."

Strengthened by many factors including quality, reliability, after-sales service and brand image, Schenck Process' product solutions enjoy significant demand from heavy industries such as gypsum, cement and steel production and light industries such as food, plastics, chemical and pharmaceutical.

"Known among clients for the quality and reliability of its equipment, Schenck Process has been successful in acquiring extensive repeat business," said Hocevar. "The compatibility of the company's products and its proximity to end users allow it to respond to emerging requirements faster than the vast majority of competitors."

Stewart D. Murdoch, Schenck Process's director of business development and marketing, comments, "We are extremely proud and honored to be the recipient of the Product Line Leadership Award and to be conferred the award by an independent world-renowned organization with the status of Frost and Sullivan is most gratifying.

"What makes the award particularly special is that it pays tribute to both the outstanding quality of our product offering and the focus we place on creating satisfied customers with our innovative pre- and after-market activities.

"We strongly believe in having a customer-orientated business model and we place this at the center of all of our activities. The Schenck Process brand stands for high quality, reliability and service and it is fitting that we have received this award, in this, the 125th anniversary of our founder, Carl Schenck, who was the first to develop, patent and market legal-for-trade weighing technology."

Frost and Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years.

They serve an extensive global clientele that includes 1,000 companies, emerging companies and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics and demographics.

The Frost and Sullivan Award for Product Line Leadership of the Year is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated significant insight into customer needs and product demands. The recipient company has optimized its product line by leveraging products with the various price, performance and feature points required by the market.

Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

Schenck AccuRate, a Schenck Process Group Company, is a global supplier of bulk solids metering equipment and systems including Mechatron volumetric and gravimetric screw feeders, DEA and DMO weighfeeders, Multicor and DLM solids flow meters, SacMaster bulk bag discharging systems, BEMP belt scales and SolidsFlow louvered vibratory feeders.

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