GM names Hankook Tire a supplier of the year

(l to r): Jim Danahy (GM), Tom McMillen (GM), Eric Shirley, director of sales Hankook America OE Division, Simon Yoo, vice president Hankook America OE Division, Greg Warden (GM)

Hankook Tire was named a GM supplier of the year by General Motors during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, which was held in Detroit, USA on 15 May. This is the third time Hankook Tire has received the award.

During the event, GM recognised 133 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company.

“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”

More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2017.

The Supplier of the Year 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.

“Hankook is honoured to receive a GM Supplier of the Year award again this year,” said Hyunjun Cho, head of the Hankook Tire OE Division. “We value our partnership with GM and believe this award three years in a row is a testament to our strong partnership and continued growth together.”

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