June 27, 2014

Press Release:


Euronics International Annual Event,


Supplier of the Year 2014


Amsterdam, 25 June 2014


Euronics International, the leading European buying group specialising in consumer electronics and domestic appliances, representing 6,000 independent retailers with more than 11,000 outlets, held its largest ever Annual Event in Geneva, Switzerland on 11-13 June 2014.


Euronics was delighted to welcome Mr Toto Wolff, Head of Motorsports Mercedes Benz, as its guest speaker this year. Mr Wolff shared his extensive leadership experience and the secrets of his success in Formula 1, answering extensive questions on all aspects of his work and passion posed by both the interviewer, Mr John Olsen, Managing Director Euronics International, and the audience at large.


Euronics and Mercedes Motorsports enjoy a close bond with Euronics Germany’s sponsorship of the Mercedes team in the DTM, the German Touring Car Championships, and one of the team cars was present in Geneva to welcome guests to the event, providing an opportunity to learn more about the mechanics of the winning collaboration. This sponsorship underlines the premium approach and goals shared by both ‘star’ companies – continuously striving to add value and to deliver excellence.


Supplier of the Year Awards 2014
Energy levels among the 200 Suppliers and Members remained high after Mr Wolff left the stage as the highly anticipated Supplier of the Year awards were announced.


Each year Euronics surveys its Members to collate a short list of the Suppliers which have consistently outperformed in areas including innovation, product performance, timeliness of supply, marketing, and after sales service. Rigorous quantitative analysis is applied to this short list by an independent team from across Euronics International to decide the final winners who demonstrate all round exceptional supplier performance.


Mr John Olsen, Managing Director, and Mr Dennis Tomassen, Senior Business Unit Manager, both of Euronics International, announced the winners before handing over to Mr Hans Carpels, President Euronics International, to present the prestigious awards to the following outstanding suppliers:


  • Consumer Electronics: Samsung
    - represented by Mr Stephen Taylor, CMO Europe

    • Information Technology: Intel
      - represented by Mr Peter Gleissner, Vice President Sales & Marketing Group, Director European Union Region

      • Major Domestic Appliances: BSH
        - represented by Mr Volker Klodwig, Managing Director Sales Region 1

        • Small Domestic Appliances: Groupe SEB
          – represented by Mr Frédérick Verwaerde, Vice Presidents Continents



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        Euronics International
        Transpolis Schiphol Airport
        Polarisavenue 83A
        2132 JH Hoofddorp