GM honours top global suppliers for innovation and performance

Jun 26, 2020   OEM

General Motors recognised its most innovative partners during a virtual ceremony to celebrate its 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on June 24, 2020. Recipients of the Supplier of the Year award included 116 suppliers from 15 countries, with 13 first-time winners, as well as eight companies who earned GM’s Innovation and Overdrive Awards.

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.

 

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. Five of the award-winning suppliers were minority-owned enterprises.

 

GM was the first automotive OEM to establish a supplier diversity programme in 1968. Based on the last eight years, GM has averaged $3.6 billion in Tier 1 spend with minority suppliers.

 

“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 protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers to help save lives and keep communities safe.”

 

Innovation Awards:

 

LG Display / LG Electronics, Magna Seating, Shape Corp. and Strattec Security Corporation won Innovation Awards for delivering cutting-edge technologies that substantially enhance vehicle capabilities and/or the customer experience.

 

LG Display / LG Electronics was recognised for its P-OLED technology on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, which marked the first-ever use of a curved OLED display in a production vehicle. The three curved screens make up the instrument panel cluster for displaying basic vehicle-related information and an integrated center stack that serves as an infotainment display for audio, video and navigation content.

 

Magna Seating distinguished itself by envisioning the car seat of the future with its Freeform seat design. For GM customers, this provides rear-seat passengers with a sculpted, wrinkle-free design and increased comfort and knee room.

 

Shape Corp. was honoured for engineering and manufacturing the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fibre bumper beam for the 2020 Corvette Stingray. The bumper’s properties provide a lightweight design needed to help the Corvette meet its weight requirements.

 

Strattec Security Corporation differentiated itself with its new Invis-A-Rise power tailgate technology on the Chevrolet Silverado pickup. This feature allows users to automatically open, close and latch the vehicle’s tailgate with the push of a button.

 

Overdrive Awards: 

 

GM also honoured four companies — BASF, FreightVerify, Linamar and Morley — with its Overdrive Award. The award, first given in 2012, recognises supply partners for extraordinary leadership in cultural change and commitment initiatives that drive exceptional business results for GM.

 

The Supplier of the Year, Overdrive and Innovation 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.

 

General Motors’ 2019 Supplier of the Year award winners include:

 

American Axle & Manufacturing

Shanghai Daimay Automotive Interior Co. Ltd.

Innolux Corporation

NIDEC MOBILITY CORPORATION

ABC Technologies

Dana Incorporated

Inteva Products

Pilkington Automotive Limited (NSG Group)

Active Aero Group

Day & Ross

Iroquois Industries Inc.

Plastic Omnium

Advanced Composites

Dell Technologies

Jack Morton Worldwide

PREH

AK Steel Corporation

DENSO International America, Inc.

JATCO Ltd.

Rassini

Alpine Electronics

DTR Automotive Corporation

JPC Automotive Co., Ltd.

Ryobi Die Casting

Aludyne

DY AUTO CORPORATION

Korea Autoglass Corporation

S&T Motiv Co., Ltd.

Android Industries

Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc.

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Schaeffler

AGI

ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants

KM&I Co., Ltd.

Shannon Precision Fastener

Attentive Industries, Inc.

FANUC CORPORATION

KUKA Systems North America

SHB

AUSTEM Co., Ltd

Faurecia

KWANGJIN

SKF

Barton Malow

FedEx Corporation

Lear Corporation

SL Corporation

BASF

Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Linamar

SMR Automotive

Black Horse Carriers

FUYAO GLASS

Lizhong Wheel Manufacturing

SOGEFI

BorgWarner Transmission Systems

GALLAGHER-KAISER CORPORATION

Questum Maquinados una empresa de Grupo Quimmco

Spartan Light Metal Products

Robert Bosch LLC

Gentex Corporation

Magna International

Summit Polymers, Inc.

Brake Parts Inc.

Gentherm

MANN+HUMMEL GmbH

Sundram Fasteners Limited (Powertrain Components Division)

Brazul - Grupo SADA Corp.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Martin Transportation Systems

SUNGWOO HITECH CO., LTD.

Bridgestone Corporation

GP Strategies

MAXXIS

Tegma S/A

Brose

Bocar Group

Michelin

TENNECO POWERTRAIN

Buehler Motor

Guangdong Hongtu Nantong Die-casting

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER

US FARATHANE

Chunil Cargo Transportation Co., Ltd.

Hankook Tire and Technology

MNP Corporation

Veoneer

CITIC Dicastal Co.

Hanon Systems

Mubea

Vuteq Corporation

Comau

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA

Multimatic

The Walbridge Group Inc.

Commonwealth//McCann

HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc.

SM Namsun Aluminum Automotive Parts

Weber Shandwick

Continental Tire

HIROTECH MEXICO

Nemak

WOOSHIN SAFETY SYSTEMS CO., LTD

Cooper Standard

Hyundai Mobis

Nexteer Automotive

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean

Czarnowski Display Services

IDEAL CONTRACTING LLC

NS AUTOTECH CO., LTD.

XPO Logistics Managed Transportation

DAEWON KANG UP CO., LTD

ILJIN Global

Nucor

Yazaki North America

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