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[Johannesburg, 9 December 2015] RAP Technologies, leading supplier of water pumps in South Africa, has yet again proven its commitment to the agricultural sector by winning Obaro’s Supplier of the Year award for 2015.

Hosted at Fatherland Estate in Brits, RAP Technologies was proud to again take home their Supplier of the Year trophy in recognition of their outstanding service to the agricultural market, as well as their role in supporting Obaro in serving this sector.

Carl Mulock Houwer, RAP Technologies’ Marketing Manager, says, “Obaro is a well-respected establishment that offers a comprehensive range of products to the agricultural sector. 51% of the company is owned by farmers and its very apt motto is, ‘Aligned with the Farmer.’ Its annual Supplier Awards have been held for the past 20 years and were initiated for the purpose of recognising excellent suppliers and to thank them for their contribution to the company’s success.”

The criteria used to determine the award finalists and to judge the overall winner are made up of varying maximum scores out of a total of 100%:

  • Supplier participation and presence, training, going the extra mile: 50%
  • Claims: 20%
  • Delivery time: 10%
  • Dead stock: 10%
  • Percentage growth for the year: 10%

Suppliers greatly increase their chances of winning by playing an active role in marketing their products at the various Obaro branches, offering great service in their interactions with Obaro and ensuring speedy product delivery.

“The criteria that outline the requirements for the Obaro Supplier of the Year Award are 100% in line with our approach to business at RAP Technologies. We are as dedicated to serving the agricultural sector as Obaro is and are committed to doing that little bit extra for our distributors and direct customers alike. This is the third year in a row that we’ve taken home this award and we couldn’t be more proud. This is a solid testament not only to the service excellence provided by RAP Technologies, but its absolute consistency in serving the farmer,” concludes Houwer.