This year, the company received awards in two categories: Autonomous/Active Safety Technologies and Lighting & Bulbs. A total of 122 GM suppliers from 16 countries were honored for exceeding customer requirements, demonstrating exceptional innovation and delivering products of the highest quality in the past calendar year, the automaker said.
“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, vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors. “Throughout a challenging year, our suppliers have showed 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. We are pleased with what we’ve accomplished together in the past year and we are excited by the opportunity that lies ahead.”
“For us, it is once again a great honor to be one of General Motors’ Suppliers of the Year,” says Jörg Weisgerber, who, as an executive board member, is responsible for HELLA`s Electronics business activities in North, Central and South America. “Above all, this award highlights the performance and perseverance of our teams in this particularly challenging 2020. Now we look forward to continuing to build on our decades-long relationship with General Motors together.”
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.