GM Recognizes Top Suppliers for Performance, Quality and Innovation

136 awards presented for outstanding performance and commitment to excellence

Steve Kiefer, GM Senior Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain speaks at the 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards.
Steve Kiefer, GM Senior Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain speaks at the 2017 Supplier of the Year Awards.

DETROIT General Motors recognized its most innovative partners at its 26th Supplier of the Year awards ceremony on April 20 in Orlando, Florida. Recipients of the Supplier of the Year award include 125 suppliers from 17 countries, with 16 first-time winners, as well as eleven companies who earned GM’s Innovation Award, Overdrive Award and Customer of the Year award.

GM marked the 50th anniversary of its supplier diversity program by recognizing nine suppliers owned by minorities and/or women – eight Supplier of the Year award winners and one Overdrive Award winner.

GM’s Supplier of the Year award is reserved for suppliers that distinguish themselves by going above and beyond GM’s requirements, providing customers with the most innovative technologies and highest quality in the automotive industry.

“This is an opportunity for General Motors to honor those suppliers who are truly the best of the best,” said Steve Kiefer, GM Senior Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.  “The automotive industry is transforming at an incredible rate. The relationships we have with our supply base means everything when it comes to delivering a strong vehicle lineup today and the cutting-edge vehicles and mobility services of tomorrow.”

Alps Electric, Czarnowski Display Services, Ushr Inc. and Nexteer Automotive won the Innovation Award for delivering cutting-edge technologies that substantially enhance vehicle capabilities and/or customer experience.

Alps Electric was recognized for its ultra-short-range radar technology. The advanced system enables autonomous vehicles to precisely sense their immediate surroundings.

Czarnowski Display Services, also a Supplier of the Year award winner, won praise for digital fidelity matching technology that uses LED displays to create a kinetic architectural mise-en-scène at auto shows and other events.

Ushr was lauded for developing high-definition map technology that enables autonomous vehicles to navigate roads accurately and safely.

Nexteer Automotive distinguished itself by developing an autonomous electric power steering system with a fail-safe backup for autonomous maneuvers.

Adient PLC, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha LTD, Linamar and ServiCom received the Overdrive Award for their extraordinary leadership in cultural change and commitment initiatives that drive exceptional business results for GM.

GM’s Customer of the Year award was presented to AT&T, CSX and Penske.

The 2017 award winners were 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, Logistics, Customer Care and Aftersales.

General Motors’s 2017 Supplier of the Year award winners are:

ABC Group Inc.

Adient

Adler Pelzer Group

Advanced Composites

AGI

AGM Automotive – A Flex Company

AGS Automotive Systems

AK Steel Corporation

Allegiant International, LLC

Allegis Global Solutions

Alpine Electronics, Inc.

American Axle & Manufacturing

Android Industries

ATLASBX CO., LTD.

Attentive Industries Inc.

AUSTEM Co., Ltd

Autoliv, Inc.

Bao Shan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.

Barnes International, Inc.

BASF Corporation

Bose Corporation

Brake Parts Inc.

Bridgestone Corporation

Brose

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC

CHASYS CO., LTD.

Chunil Engineering Co., Ltd.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Continental Tire

Cooper Standard

Creative Techniques, Inc.

CTA Acoustics, Inc.

Czarnowski Display Services, Inc.

DAEYONG INDUSTRY CO.

Dakkota Integrated Systems

Dana Incorporated

Day & Ross Dedicated Logistics

DGENX CO., LTD.

DSV Air & Sea Inc.

DTR Corporation

Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc.

ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants

FANUC CORPORATION

Flexitech

Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation

Gentex Corporation

Global Logistics Services

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

GP Strategies

GRAND TRAVERSE PLASTICS CORP.

Ground Effects Ltd.

GS TECH CO., LTD.

Hankook Tire America Corp.

Hanon Systems

Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Henniges Automotive

Hirata Corporation

HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc.

I.S. Tech Corporation

IFA

ILJIN Global

International Automotive Components

Inteva Products

Iroquois Industries Inc.

Jack Morton Worldwide

JPC Automotive Co., Ltd.

KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD.

KM&I Co., Ltd.

KOREA AUTOGLASS CO., LTD.

KUKA Assembly & Test

KWANGJIN

Laird

Lawrence Plastics, LLC

Lear Corporation

Lee Contracting, Inc.

Linamar Corporation

LLamasoft, Inc.

LS Mtron Ltd.

Lydall Thermal Acoustical

MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions

MAERSK LINE

Magna International Lighting

MANN+HUMMEL GmbH

MAXXIS

Michelin North America

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

MNP Corporation

Mobis Co., Ltd.

MOREX Co., Ltd.

Motus Integrated Technologies

MPC

MRC Manufacturing Inc. (Moon Roof Corporation)

Multimatic

Nemak

NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd.

NYX, Inc.

Pilkington Automotive Limited (NSG Group)

Plast-O-Foam LLC

PRECISION INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS INC.

PREH

Quality Engineering Company

Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH

Ryder System, Inc.

Sage Automotive Interiors

SAMSUNG SDS

Seil Intech Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Hua Wei Automotive Parts Co., Ltd

Shannon Precision Fastener

Shell Lubricants

SL Corp

SM Namsun Aluminum Automotive Parts

Summit Polymers, Inc.

Sungwoo Hitech Co., Ltd

T.V. Minority Co. Inc.

Taeyang Metal Industrial Co., Ltd.

Tenneco Clean Air Division

Trace Die Cast, Inc.

US FARATHANE

Visteon

Windsor Mold Group-Automotive Components Division

Wooshin Safety Systems Co., Ltd.

Yazaki

YEONG HWA METAL Co., Ltd.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Braking

 

 

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