Guardian Industries receives first Hapag-Lloyd Partnership Award

Guardian Industries Corp. recently received the 2005 Partnership Award from Hapag-Lloyd Container Line. This new program recognizes companies that create value to all parties in the transport chain an…

Guardian Industries Corp. recently received the 2005 Partnership Award from Hapag-Lloyd Container Line. This new program recognizes companies that create value to all parties in the transport chain and demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be a partner with Hapag-Lloyd. According to Hapag-Lloyd: “Our definition of a partner is a company that seeks out synergies to create additional value for both organizations. It is someone who tries to answer the question, “how can we work together to overcome obstacles?“ and uses these obstacles as opportunities for both parties.” “It is a real pleasure for me to present this award to Guardian Industries,” said Hapag-Lloyd Region West President Rudiger Mack. “It“s not so easy to find a good partner, one that looks out for the best interests of both organizations and one that is true to its word We“ve certainly found that in Guardian.” Mike Kusuplos, manager of global logistics, accepted the award on behalf of Guardian. “We both understand that what“s most important in the end is our customer,” said Kusuplos. “I look forward to continuing to expand this partnership to bigger and better things.” Hapag-Lloyd Container Line operates in the global door-to-door container transport sector and has more than 260 sales offices located in over 90 countries. Guardian Industries Corp., based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of float glass and fabricated glass products for the commercial and residential construction industries. Guardian Automotive provides exterior systems to the global automotive industry and is a Tier 1 global automotive supplier. Guardian“s Building Products Group, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, includes a fiberglass insulation manufacturing operation with more than 100 distribution centers and brokerage offices in the United States and Canada. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 19,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.