Ruesselsheim. Opel/Vauxhall honors 174 supplier manufacturing locations from all over Europe for their quality performance. It is the second year that the Supplier Quality department awards this prize. In the past twelve months the winners demonstrated above average performance in their work by fulfilling 13 specific quality criteria. As a reward they now receive the Supplier Quality Excellence Award 2013 in Ruesselsheim. General Motors (GM) honors its suppliers worldwide with this award. This year there are exactly 801 supplier manufacturing locations that receive the award, totaling 200 more than last year. In Europe the number of award winners increased by almost 80 percent.
„Reliable suppliers delivering excellent quality are of huge importance within the automotive industry. Opel/Vauxhall’s attainment of the highest quality standards also depends on great cooperation with our suppliers. This year a lot more suppliers have met the required quality standards, showing how important the issue of quality is for our partners. They make a significant contribution to the quality of our vehicles,” said Susanna Webber, Vice President, Purchasing & Supply Chain Europe, who handed over the awards together with Mike Ableson, Vice President GME Engineering & Member of the Board.