Nortel has named Andrew Corporation its top supplier for 2004, the third
such award given to Andrew by a major global customer in the past three
The Nortel Supplier of the Year Award was presented to Andrew in
recognition of the company's excellence and leadership in the attributes
of value, velocity, and vision, which Nortel uses in its Supplier
Business Engagement Model to rank its strategic and preferred vendor
“Andrew has supported us with quality and cost-efficient products,
backed with an outstanding level of responsiveness and agility”
Andrew also was cited for its exceptional customer service focus
throughout the year, according to John Haydon, vice president, global
supply management, Nortel. "Andrew has supported us with quality and
cost-efficient products, backed with an outstanding level of
responsiveness and agility," said Haydon. "Andrew has acted as a key
strategic supplier, playing a major role in helping us meet our business
objectives and achieve aggressive cost targets."
"Andrew employees worldwide are responsible for this achievement by
caring deeply about performing to the highest of our customers'
expectations," said Roger Manka, group president, worldwide sales and
marketing, Andrew Corporation. "We are pleased that Nortel has
recognized the hard work of our people, and proud to have our efforts
publicly acknowledged by a major customer for the third time."
About Andrew Corporation
Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers
innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global
communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and
equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com),
headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
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cause actual results to differ from expected results include the
company's ability to integrate acquisitions and to realize the
anticipated synergies and cost savings, the effects of competitive
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customers' ability to fund purchases of our products and services, the
company's ability to achieve the cost savings anticipated from cost
reduction programs, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, the
timing of cash payments and receipts, end use demands for wireless
communication services, the loss of one or more significant customers,
and other business factors. Investors should also review other risks and
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