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Bosch home appliances

Bosch home appliances

August 03, 2015 11:00 ET

Bosch Home Appliances and Thermador Earn Prestigious "Partners of Choice Award" From David Weekley Homes

Become First Appliance Brands to Receive Coveted "A,A" Rating

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 3, 2015) - Bosch home appliances and Thermador have received the nationally acclaimed "Partners of Choice Award" from David Weekley Homes, the largest privately held homebuilder in the nation. The brands were selected from a pool of 200 companies, and are among only 15 companies to receive the highest "A,A" ranking, which recognizes excellence in both quality and service in support of David Weekley Homes' team members. Bosch home appliances and Thermador are the first and only appliance brands to receive this recognition in David Weekley Homes' 12 year running supplier evaluation platform.

"We are very proud to receive the Partners of Choice award and its 'A,A' ranking from David Weekley Homes," said Bob Eustice, director, builder sales for Bosch home appliances and Thermador. "Being the first appliance brands to receive the Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes demonstrates the commitment, dedication and value Bosch and Thermador bring to builder projects."

David Weekley Homes, the nation's largest privately-held home builder, established the "Partners of Choice Award" in 2003 to recognize outstanding suppliers. The award is based on David Weekley Homes' rigorous supplier evaluation platform, with the engine being its National Trading Partner survey. The survey evaluates each supplier's performance on quality and service based on assessments from approximately 800 team members across the David Weekley organization. Measuring access, communication, timelines, reliability, follow-through, confidence levels and other areas that affect the business relationship, the survey provides trading partners with valuable feedback and the opportunity to review and improve channel alignment and performance.

"The significance of the accomplishments by both Bosch and Thermador cannot be overstated," said Bill Justus, VP supply chain services and excutive sponsor of the supplier feedback platform for David Weekley Homes. "Our friends at Bosch and Thermador not only represent the first appliance companies to become an "A,A" winner in our 12 year history, but they did it the first year they entered our process. As evidenced by approximately 800 rating opportunities, our team members have stated that they are world-class in providing quality products and services to our company."

Bosch home appliances, the premiere European kitchen design brand, offers sleek, modern, European design to meet the needs of every lifestyle -- from great rooms to the growing trend of small spaces. Thermador, the American luxury kitchen appliance brand, is known for providing real innovations for real cooks with built-in modular refrigeration and cooking products that address every design, cooking and entertaining style.

About Bosch home appliances
Bosch home appliances is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, based in Munich, Germany. As part of the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe, and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide, Bosch has been selling high performance German-engineered appliances in the United States since 1991. Known nationwide for raising the standards in quietness, efficiency and design for appliances, Bosch frequently receives top ratings in leading consumer publications and received awards from ENERGY STAR for eight consecutive years, from 2007-2014. With U.S. headquarters in Irvine, Calif., the company also operates manufacturing facilities in La Follette, Tenn. and in New Bern, N.C., housing state-of-the-art factories for dishwashers, ranges, ovens and cooktops.

For more information about Bosch, visit www.bosch-home.com/us, like Bosch at Facebook.com/BoschAppliances or connect on Twitter @BoschAppliances.

About Thermador
Thermador has been providing real innovations for real cooks for nearly 100 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs -- from the world's first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to the Freedom® Induction Cooktop, the first full-surface induction appliance, and the Freedom® Collection, the first modular built-in fresh food, freezer and wine preservation columns.

Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, the third largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. For more information, visit www.thermador.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/thermador and @Thermador, respectively. For Thermador customer service, call 1-800-735-4328.

About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes "America's Best Builder," "National Housing Quality Award" and two-time recipient of "National Builder of the Year." Weekley has also appeared nine times on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company's website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

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