AKWEL received a “Silver Award” from Jaguar Land Rover during its annual Supplier Excellence Awards ceremony held in Coventry (UK) on Tuesday 14th May 2019. Only 15 suppliers out of 3500 around the world were recognised for their extraordinary contribution to Jaguar Land Rover’s business, cost transformation and operational delivery over the course of the last year.


Left to Right – Prof. Dr. Ralf Dieter Speth (JLR CEO), Joanna Lumley (Actress and JLR Ambassador), Leigh Hambly (Akwel Europe C Sales Director), Jan Randevik (Akwel Varberg PGM), Victoria Pendleton (Great Britain Olympian and JLR Ambassador) and Ian Harnett (JLR Director of Global Purchasing).


Ian Harnett, Jaguar Land Rover Director of Global Purchasing, commented: “This year, we have faced unprecedented challenges across our business. Despite this, we have continued to produce more desirable, more refined and better quality cars than ever before. We could not achieve this without the suppliers that underpin our business. Our annual Supplier Excellence Awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate the suppliers and the people who collectively have worked hard and diligently these past 12 months.”

Of AKWEL, who are providing most of JLR´s High Pressure Fuel Lines Ian Harnett added few a words to highlight a “consistently trouble-free supplier who always delivers on time and frequently exceeds expectations. So, it´s hard to do much better than that”.