KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Multivac Inc. received Hormel Foods’ Spirit of Excellence Award for 2011. This marks the seventh consecutive year Multivac has received the honor.

Hormel Foods’ Spirit of Excellence award honors suppliers for being proactive in meeting or surpassing specific requirements established by Hormel’s supplier quality management committee. Selection criteria included delivery performance, product quality, customer service, plant quality audits and administration. Hormel Foods’ purchasing, provisions, procurement, logistics and engineering departments nominated suppliers throughout the year.

“Multivac is delighted to be recognized with this honor once again by our valued customer, Hormel Foods,” said Jan Erik Kuhlmann, president and chief executive officer 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,” he said.