The DB Supplier Awards- Your effort is highly valued



The DB Supplier Awards- Your effort is highly valued

Suppliers that support our procurement strategy in a successful manner will be rewarded with the “DB Supplier Award”. This prize is awarded every two years at the “InnoTrans” in Berlin. Take on the challenge!

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As Europe’s leading mobility- and logistic company Deutsche Bahn always has its focus on the service quality. The quality of the suppliers contributes significantly to the performance of the group towards its clients: Every day over seven million passengers and numerous freight customers.

With the DB Supplier Awards we set an attractive incentive for constantly improving the relations between suppliers and Deutsche Bahn. In a 2-years-rhytm we award the Supplier Awards in (currently) three categories. Recognized and coveted in the industry, the DB Supplier Award is a well-respected prize in the business.

Awarded are outstanding performances in the following categories:

  • General requirements and services
  • Rolling Stock and Parts
  • Infrastructure (Construction work, Electrical engineering, Telecommunications, Control-Command and Signalling Technology, Planning services, Material supplies)

An outstanding supplier identifies with the goals of Deutsche Bahn and supports it in the realization of the group strategy DB2020+. By the constant improvement of his product– and performance quality he tightens the collaboration based on partnership and fosters the valuable, functional exchange. The following criteria are particularly important:

  • Quality and reliability
  • Customer value
  • Service performance
  • Pricing policy
  • Sustainability and environment protection
  • Adherence to delivery dates
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration based on partnership
  • Goals of the group strategy DB2020+

Candidates for the DB Awards are suggested by the procurement organizations, supported by the supplier management across the group. The selections process consists of consensual votes on the suggestions including the business units as well as with the internal compliance-, law-, quality- and environment organizations of Deutsche Bahn.

The ceremony takes place at the international trade fair for transport technology “InnoTrans” in Berlin. With the “DB Supplier Awards” the victorious companies are free to advertise their winning product for a maximum of two years until the next ceremony.

As one of the largest purchaser in the economy, with the awarding of the DB Supplier Awards, Deutsche Bahn honours very highly dedicated and performant suppliers for providing the best quality in the interest of our clients.

We congratulate the DB Supplier Awards winner of the year 2016:



General requirements and services

Ferdinand Gross GmbH & Co. KG

Rolling stock and parts

ALSTOM Transport Deutschland GmbH


Shenzhen SED Wireless Communication Technology Co., Ltd.