Best Supplier Award 2024 - RohTech


Beyond Gravity presents Best Supplier Award to RohTech-DST GmbH

Beyond Gravity, a leading supplier in the aerospace industry, has presented the Best Supplier Award to RohTech-DST GmbH for the first time. This award honors the outstanding achievements and innovative strength in international plant engineering for Beyond Gravity and the aerospace industry.

The Swiss space company Beyond Gravity and the supplier RohTech-DST GmbH have been working together since 2017. Since then, the German company has established itself as a very reliable and innovative partner that is able to develop and implement customized solutions for Beyond Gravity's requirements thanks to its qualified employees. The high quality and challenging deadlines are exceeded, making RohTech-DST a valued partner for the aerospace company. Beyond Gravity honored this outstanding performance and proactive commitment with the Best Supplier Award 2024, which was presented this week at the annual Business Review Meeting.

International cooperation for high-tech components

As a plant engineering company, RohTech-DST GmbH supplies mechanical ground support equipment and special production equipment to the international Beyond Gravity sites in Sweden, the USA and Switzerland. These complex handling and processing devices, some of which are based on vacuum technology, are used, among other things, for ogive and cylindrical segments of the payload fairing of the European Vega launch vehicle. RohTech-DST GmbH also supplies turning devices and work platforms for assembly work as well as painting, transport and transfer trolleys for payload fairings for the US launch vehicles Atlas and Vulcan to Beyond Gravity at the Decatur site in the USA.

Achim Artner, Director Supply Chain & Procurement at Beyond Gravity, says: "RohTech-DST GmbH has the necessary experience and expertise, coupled with a positive attitude and "yes we can" mentality. This enables the RohTech team to proactively propose solutions to our problems and deliver them within the challenging time and cost constraints. Our expectations are not only met but exceeded."

"I am very pleased that we can honor our partner with the Best Supplier Award. We were impressed by their professional approach, the delivery of high-quality and ergonomic machines and their ability to incorporate their own suggestions into the designs. Particularly noteworthy is the reliable realization of time-critical and complex projects in a very short time at our international locations. The team has always shown itself to be a resilient and transparent partner that goes the extra mile for us and provides us with advice and support. I would like to express my sincere thanks for the cooperation and continue to rely on RohTech-DST GmbH as a reliable partner, " said Paul Horstink, EVP Beyond Gravity Launchers, during the award ceremony.

About RohTech-DST GmbH

RohTech-DST GmbH is an innovative service provider for plant engineering in the automotive and aerospace industries. The company's concept is based on the high level of expertise of its employees, which enables it to process customer orders together with partner companies. RohTech-DST was originally founded in 2007 as an engineering office for special machine construction in the automotive sector. Today, the Donzdorf-based company has developed key production systems for the American Vulcan Centaur space program, among others. Thanks to flexible networking and specialized employees, RohTech-DST GmbH offers tailor-made solutions. Its success is reflected in full capacity utilization and rising production rates, which confirms the company's strategic transformation.

"Since the start of our collaboration in 2017, we have implemented numerous successful projects together. RohTech-DST GmbH has always proven that it is a reliable and innovative partner that keeps its promises and even exceeds them. We are therefore delighted to receive this feedback from our customer and accept the award as Best Supplier with honor. We are proud to be an important partner for our customer Beyond Gravity as well as for the space industry," says Christoph Bausch, CEO RohTech-DST GmbH.

Franziska Hamann
Franziska Hamann Senior Global Communication Manager