The Partner for Growth Awards recognise performance, innovation and collaboration by Coca-Cola Amatil suppliers. The inaugural Awards were presented on Tuesday 9 May 2017 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. The 2017 Award categories and winners were:
- 2017 Partner of the Year for Supply Continuity
This award recognises success in supplying Amatil with products or services, on time and in full, without disruption to planned operations. Reliable continuity of supply is fundamental to our ability to deliver on our customer commitments, everywhere and every day.
The 2017 Partner of the Year for Supply Continuity is Adlab, which has ably supported Amatil's marketing teams for more than 20 years. Recently Adlab played a lead role in Amatil's "precinct" project, delivering more than 1000 marketing jobs, all on brief and in the timeframes required.
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- 2017 Partner of the Year for Quality
This award acknowledges partners whose product or service consistently meets or exceeds quality specifications.
Amatil relies on quality goods and services to maintain its reputation as the region's leading supplier of quality food and beverages.
The 2017 Partner of the Year for Quality is Leo Burnett which has been independently recognised for delivering an exceptionally high standard of creative for all major SPC campaigns. This includes highly successful campaigns based on #buyhomegrown, 'worth preserving' and Family Can Phase 2.
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- 2017 Partner of the Year for Growth
This award recognises partners who have demonstrably grown the Amatil business through detailed collaboration and an understanding of our business and its challenges.
The 2017 Partner of the Year for Growth is Saatchi & Saatchi, for delivery of the Mount Franklin Nation's Hydration campaign which drove volume and revenue growth in 2016 and comprehensively delivered on key campaign metrics throughout the year.
- 2017 Partner of the Year for Innovation
The Innovation Award recognises partners who were successful in identifying and implementing innovative solutions that then demonstrably drove value for Amatil. Competitors in this category had a great understanding of Amatil's business, needs and values. Awardees in this category continuously challenge conventional thinking, and take the initiative to deliver new and better outcomes for both partners.
The 2017 Partner of the Year for Innovation is Smudge - for the SAM series of apps, which are currently rated by our sales teams as the best in the Coke System. These apps have made lives much easier for sales staff and delivery drivers, and improved overall productivity and operational effectiveness. Find out more ...
- 2017 Partner of the Year for Competitive Advantage
This award recognises partners who enabled Amatil to be unique, faster or more competitive in the marketplace.
The 2017 Partner of the Year for Competitive Advantage is IBM, which for delivering a suite of apps to allow Amatil to delight our customers by responding to faulty equipment jobs faster and more effectively, all at the swipe of a finger. Find out more ...
- 2017 Partner of the Year for Customer Service
The Customer Service Award acknowledges partners who supported Amatil through active resolution of issues, world class account management and delivery of opportunities for growth.
Finalists in this award consistently went above and beyond in upholding Amatil's values.
The 2017 Partner of the Year for Customer Service is AON - for continuing to arrange long-term agreements which benefit Amatil; providing regular review of ongoing insurances; consistently delivering best practice; and assisting in the final settlement of a major insurance matter ahead of expectations. Find out more ...
- 2017 Partner of the Year
The top award for an Amatil supplier is Partner of the Year, which recognises excellence in all aspects of the supplier partnership with Amatil. The Partner of the Year delivers on the fundamentals of a supply relationship, alongside best practice engagement and a commitment to shared improvement and innovation.
The 2017 Partner of the Year is GPIA. The Award acknowledges GPIA's outstanding customer service at a national and local level, and also their "nothing's too hard" approach to problems and issues. It also recognises GPIA's willingness to take the lead and own the outcome when implementing workable opportunities for growth. Find out more ...
Coca-Cola Amatil congratulates all winners of the 2017 Partner for Growth Awards. Thanks also to all of our suppliers for helping create the millions of moments of happiness for our customers, consumers and communities.