DETROIT – General Motors recognized 110 of its best global suppliers during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held at Cobo Center. The announcement represents the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.
Automotive suppliers from 17 countries received GM’s coveted Supplier of the Year award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, designed to provide customers with the most innovative technologies that benefit customers and the industry’s highest quality vehicles.
GM’s 2015 recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers recognized compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.
“Our priorities are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”
During the event, GM debuted an Innovation award to recognize five suppliers who brought new innovations that benefit customers. Inaugural winners include Autoneum Holding AG; Delphi Automotive; Delta Electronics; Gentex Corporation; and FANUC Corporation.
GM also honored three companies – LGE/LG Chem., Brake Parts Incorporated, and repeat winner Lear – with its Overdrive Award. The honor, first debuted in 2012, recognizes supply partners for extraordinary leadership in cultural change and commitment initiatives that drove exceptional business results for GM.
The Supplier of the Year, Overdrive and Innovation award winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
General Motors’ 2015 Supplier of the Year award winners include:
|ABC Group Inc.||Hollingsworth Distribution Systems, LLC|
|Active Aero Group||Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst|
|Advanced Composites||HUMAX AUTOMOTIVE Co., Ltd|
|Allegis Global Solutions||I.S.TECH Corporation|
|ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.||Ideal Contracting LLC/Ideal Setech LLC|
|Architectural Graphics, Inc.||ITAESBRA INDUSTRIA MECANICA LTDA|
|AUSTEM Co., Ltd.||Katcon Global|
|AUTOGEN Co., Ltd.||KM&I Co., Ltd.|
|AUTOLIV INC.||KOREA AUTOGLASS Corporation|
|Axalta Coating Systems||Lakeside Plastics Limited|
|BASF Corporation||Lear Corporation|
|BHTC||LEONI Wiring Systems|
|Bocar Group||LG Chem, Ltd|
|BREMBO||MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions|
|Bridgestone Corporation||Maersk Line|
|CEFA S.A.||Magna International Inc.|
|CHASYS CO., LTD.||Manhattan Associates|
|ChemicoMays LLC.||MANN+HUMMEL GmbH|
|CHUNIL CARGO TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD.||MNP Corporation|
|Chunil Engineering Co., Ltd.||MRC Manufacturing, Inc. (Moon Roof Corporation)|
|Cisco Systems, Inc.||MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company|
|Clark-Cutler-McDermott Company||Mubea Global Suspension|
|COAVIS||Müller - Die lila Logistik AG|
|Continental Tire||North American Lighting, Inc.|
|Creative Techniques, Inc.||NS AUTO TECH CO., LTD.|
|Cunningham Brothers Auto Parts LLC||NYX, Inc.|
|Czarnowski Display Services||O-OKA CORPORATION|
|Dakkota Integrated Systems, LLC||Panasonic Automotive Systems Company|
|DGENX CO., LTD||Precision International Automotive Products Inc.|
|DongAh Tire & Rubber Co.||Rich Logistics|
|DSV Air & Sea Inc.||SAMBO AUTO CO., LTD.|
|Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc.||Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec|
|ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service) Ltd||Seil Intech Co., Ltd.|
|ElringKlinger AG||Seoul Precision Co., Ltd.|
|EMS-CHEMIE AG||Sinjin Plastics Co., Ltd|
|erae Automotive Systems Co., Ltd.||SM NAMSUN ALUMINUM CO., LTD.
|ETXE-TAR||Summit Polymers, Inc.|
|FANUC CORPORATION||Superior Industries|
|Faurecia||T.V. Minority Co. Inc.|
|FedEx Corporation||Tenneco, Inc.|
|FLEXITECH||thyssenkrupp Springs and Stabilizers|
|Flex-N-Gate Corporation||US FARATHANE|
|GALLAGHER-KAISER CORPORATION||Valeo Lighting|
|Gentex Corporation||VALIANT TMS Turnkey Manufacturing Solutions GmbH|
|GNS Automotive||Wooshin Systems Co., Ltd.|
|GRIMALDI GROUP||YAPP America Holding, Inc.|
|GROB-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG||YEONGHWA METAL Co., Ltd.|
|Guangdong Hongtu Technology (holdings) Co., Ltd.||Youngsin Metal Industrial Co., Ltd.|
|HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc.|
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