Multivac is pleased to announce that it has been honored with the Spirit of Excellence Award from Hormel Foods for a seventh consecutive year. The award was formally presented by officials from Hormel Foods at Multivac’s U/S/ headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., on June 5.

“Multivac is delighted to be recognized with this honor once again by our valued customer, Hormel Foods,” said Jan Erik Kuhlmann, president and CEO of Multivac Inc. “For us, this distinction is a validation of our fundamental belief that we win and grow through the success of our customers. The entire Multivac team is dedicated to this principle, and we look forward to carrying on in that spirit for Hormel Foods and all of our customers in the years ahead.”

Hormel Foods suppliers are given the Spirit of Excellence award each year in recognition of taking a proactive role in meeting or surpassing specific requirements established by the company’s supplier quality management committee. Eligible companies were selected based on delivery performance, product quality, customer service, administration and plant quality audits. Nominations were made throughout the year by the Hormel Foods purchasing, provisions, procurement, logistics and engineering departments.