Goodyear ‘honoured’ by GM supplier award

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has commented on its selection as a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony on 20 April.

General Motors recognised 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognised since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.

“This is an opportunity for General Motors to honour those suppliers who are truly the best of the best,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice-president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The Automotive industry is transforming at an incredible rate. The relationships we have with our supply base means everything when it comes to delivering a strong vehicle line-up today and the cutting-edge vehicles and mobility services of tomorrow.”

GM’s Supplier of the Year awards are reserved for suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation and total enterprise cost. Award winners represent companies who provide products and services to General Motors in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales and indirect services.

Goodyear has a long history of working with GM and has been supplying tires for the auto manufacturer since the early 1900s. “Goodyear has been working with General Motors dating almost as far back as our company’s inception,” said Ken Hertl, Goodyear’s North American vice-president of original equipment. “We are honoured to receive this award and we are pleased to continue to supply GM with the quality and innovation necessary to meet consumer’s demands in the marketplace.”

Other tyre manufacturers to receive a GM Supplier of the Year award this year include Bridgestone, Continental, Hankook, Maxxis and Michelin.

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