March 11, 2016
Nick Richards

General Motors recognized 110 of its best global suppliers during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held at Cobo Center. The announcement represents the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.

Automotive suppliers from 17 countries received GM’s coveted Supplier of the Year award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, designed to provide customers with the most innovative technologies that benefit customers and the industry’s highest quality vehicles.

GM’s 2015 recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers recognized compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.

“Our priorities are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”

During the event, GM debuted an Innovation award to recognize five suppliers who brought new innovations that benefit customers. Inaugural winners include Autoneum Holding AG; Delphi Automotive; Delta Electronics; Gentex Corporation; and FANUC Corporation.

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