NAPLES, Italy, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 13th of November 2013, in the framework of the Supplier Qualitas Convention, the Grimaldi Group received from Fiat-Chrysler, The Qualitas Award 2013 in the Supply Chain/Logistics Supplier category.
The Awards ceremony took place at the "Gianni Agnelli" Auditorium at Turin's Fiat-Chrysler Headquarters with the presence of the top management of Fiat-Chrysler and over 1,200 employees and suppliers from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), 17 of which were awarded in their respective category as they offered an outstanding quality of service to Fiat-Chrysler.
The award in the Supply Chain/Logistics supplier category was presented by Luc Billiet, EMEA Head of Supply Chain Management Fiat-Chrysler, to Costantino Baldissara, Director of Commercial, Logistics & Operations of the Grimaldi Group with the following explanation: "The Grimaldi Group is being recognised as a supplier that delivers outstanding logistical performances by consistently working with Fiat-Chrysler in a proactive manner and with no quality issues in the last three years."
"We are extremely honoured to receive this prestigious award which recognises our full commitment in meeting the high quality standards set by Fiat-Chrysler," declared Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO of the Group, together with his brother Gianluca.
With over 60 years of experience in shipping, the Grimaldi Group is specialised in the operation of roll on/roll off vessels, car carriers and ferries. It is a consolidated provider of integrated logistics services based on maritime transport to the biggest vehicle manufacturers. Particularly, the Neapolitan Group offers logistics services for the transport of vehicles between North Europe, the Mediterranean, West Africa, North and South America.
The Grimaldi Group has been a logistics partner of Fiat-Chrysler for the last 45 years, transporting vehicles in Europe, Africa, the Near East, North and South America.
Information on the Grimaldi Group
The Grimaldi Group operates a fleet of more than 100 ships and is a world-leading operator in the transport of cars and ro/ro cargo. Established in 1947, the Group is headquartered in Naples and has about 10,000 employees. In the passenger sector, the Group controls Finnlines, leader in ro/ro transport in the Baltic Sea and Minoan Lines, the Greek ferry operator leader in the Adriatic Sea and on the route between Piraeus and Crete (www.grimaldi.napoli.it).