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General Motors Honors Top Suppliers
Detroit (ots/PRNewswire) -
- Ceremonies Celebrate World Class Performance
General Motors Corp. presented 78 companies with its prestigious Supplier of the Year award today at a celebration held at GM's Vehicle Engineering Center in Warren, Michigan.
Suppliers are an integral part of GM's global product and performance, and each of the winners was recognized for its exceptional contributions to the company in 2004.
"As a global automaker, GM needs a globally competitive supply base and many of these companies demonstrated they are capable of supporting GM operations around the world," said Bo Andersson, GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "As GM Supplier of the Year winners their performance raises the bar for all automotive suppliers in the industry."
The GM Supplier of the Year program began in 1992, and each year a global team of purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics executives determines the winners. Its decisions are based on supplier performance in the areas of quality, service, technology and price.
Joining Andersson in honoring the recipients were GM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rick Wagoner; GM Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, John Devine; GM Vice President, Global Engineering, Jim Queen; and GM Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Relations, Gary Cowger.
Of the 78 recipients, MANN+HUMMEL GmbH of Germany and Magee Rieter Automotive Systems of the United States are the only companies to receive Supplier of the Year honors every year since the award's inception in 1992.
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader since 1931. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 321,000 people around the world. It has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 200 countries. In 2004, GM sold nearly 9 million cars and trucks globally, up 4 percent and the second-highest total in the company's history. GM's global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. More information on GM can be found at http://www.gm.com .
AISIN AW CO., LTD
Alps Automotive, Inc.
Automatic Feed Company
Aventec S.A. de C.V.
Behr GmbH & Co.
Celulosa Fabril, S.A.
Challenge Mfg. Company
Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A.
Contitech Vibration Control GmbH
Eagle Ottawa, LLC
FedEx Supply Chain Services
Fisher Dynamics Safety
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Grimaldi Group Naples
Hitachi Automotive Systems Group
HOEGH AUTOLINERS AS
Honeywell Sensing & Control
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Kwang Jin Sang Gong CO LTD
Leoni Wiring Systems
Magee Rieter Automotive Systems
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. - Polymer Div.
Nemak, S. A. de C. V.
Niagara Machine Products Corporation
Nippei Toyama Corporation
Nippon Antenna (Europe) GmbH
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
Sakamoto Industry Co., Ltd.
Sanden International (U.S.A.) INC.
Shigeru Co., Ltd.
SMW Automotive Corporation
Superior Industries International, Inc.
TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K.
TATA AUTO PLASTICS SYSTEMS
Tesco Engineering, Inc.
The Bing Group, Stamp & Assembly Division
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
The Ideal Group, Inc
The Timken Company
Wescast Industries, Inc.
Wooshin Systems Co., Ltd.
Yuan Feng Industrial Co., Ltd.
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