Hankook Tire Named GM Supplier of the Year

Hankook Tire Named GM Supplier of the Year | THE SHOPHankook Tire was named a General Motors Supplier of the Year winner in GM’s 29th annual Supplier of the Year awards, the company announced.

GM recognized 122 of its suppliers from 16 countries for performance in the 2020 calendar year. The annual awards highlight global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry, the automaker said. This is the fifth time Hankook Tire has received the award.

“As GM works to achieve a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, we are proud to have innovative and dedicated suppliers around the world as partners in this mission,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.

“Throughout a challenging year, our suppliers have shown resilience and dedication in working toward our shared goal of long-term sustainability for our planet and the communities we serve, while meeting our present needs,” Amin said. “We are pleased with what we’ve accomplished together in the past year and we are excited by the opportunity that lies ahead.”

The 2020 Supplier of the Year winners were selected by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics leaders, the company said. Winners were chosen based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.

“Hankook is honored to be recognized by GM as a Supplier of the Year for the fifth year in a row,” said Jeongho Park, head of Hankook Tire OE Division. “Our commitment to performance and innovative tire technology enables us to develop top-quality tires for GM vehicles. We look forward to continuing the growth of our longstanding partnership with America’s leading automaker.”

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