Dana Incorporated was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors for both its driveline technologies and powertrain cooling solutions during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards, the company announced. This is the third consecutive year Dana has received the award.
The Supplier of the Year 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, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.
“Our suppliers play a key role in delivering the products, services and experiences our customers deserve – and these award-winning suppliers went above and beyond our expectations,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
“We also believe it’s important at this point in time to thank our entire supply base for their efforts the last few months to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19,” added Amin. “Not only have we been able to safely restart our manufacturing operations, our suppliers played a key role in assisting our initiatives to increase the supply of ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers to help save lives and keep communities safe.”
“To achieve Supplier of the Year recognition in both of the product segments that Dana supplies to General Motors is an incredible honor,” said James Kamsickas, Dana chairman and CEO. This recognition serves as further confirmation of Dana’s commitment to differentiation through operational excellence and exceptional product technology, creating significant value for our customers.”
During the event, GM recognized 116 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company. The awards ceremony was originally scheduled as a live-event to be held in March but was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recognition is for supplier performance in the 2019 calendar year.