Volkswagen Group has honored its best suppliers with the Group Award 2013. 21 partners from all over the world have been recognized for their overall entrepreneurial performance. This award honors particularly innovative and reliable Volkswagen Group suppliers already for the eleventh time. Volkswagen has been presenting the Group Award to its best suppliers since 2003. According to Volkswagen, the companies honored this year excelled in particular with exceptional flexibility and swift response times, for example during peak demand periods.