Shipping line Hamburg Süd has been named as one of the 19 winners in the annual Volkswagen Group awards for suppliers.

The company, which is currently in the process of being taken over by larger rival, Maersk Line, received its award in the Global Champion category.

Speaking at the awards ceremony on June 28th, VW Group’s head of procurement, Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, thanked the various suppliers for their performance over the past year.

“A strong and uncomplicated partnership network based on a level playing field where information is exchanged almost in real time is essential to our success,” added Garcia Sanz.

The remainder of the awards recipients included component and parts suppliers. The categories were: Innovation & Technology, Sustainability, Capacity, Global Champion and New Mobility Solutions.