General Motors recognized 83 of its best global automotive suppliers Wednesday, March 13, 2013, during its 21st annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. The event was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
"Suppliers play a critical role in our business, and we're thrilled to recognize those we consider to be world-class," said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Each winning company consistently exceeded our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value."
The Supplier of the Year award is given to less than one percent of GM's approximately 18,500 suppliers around the world. The winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.
The companies have headquarters in 17 countries with regional manufacturing and support services all over the world. Of the 83 recipients, five are certified diverse suppliers and 46 are repeat winners from last year.
The Supplier of the Year award winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.
Hope Valley Industries, of North Kingstown, RI, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as one of General Motors Suppliers of the Year. To recognize Hope Valley Industries, GM is flew five top executives into Rhode Island for a special presentation on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.