Truck manufacturer DAF recently recognised Goodyear as a ‘Master’ in its 2021 Supplier Performance Management Program. This is the first time that Goodyear has reached this level, and the tyre maker attributes the achievement to the ”work and dedication of its teams who constantly seek to improve the total customer experience year over year.” It particularly praises its teammates for maintaining Goodyear’s “high standards of operational excellence” despite a disruptive macro environment.
At a ceremony held in Phoenix, Arizona this month, General Motors (GM) honoured 134 suppliers based in 16 countries. The vehicle manufacturer’s 2021 Supplier of the Year awardees included five tyre makers – Bridgestone Corporation, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Hankook Tire & Technology, Maxxis Tires and Michelin North America.
KTM has awarded Goodyear EMEA, owner of the Dunlop brand across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, a Grade A supplier rating in its latest evaluation audit. The Austrian performance motorcycle manufacturer will present its Supplier Quality Excellence Award in recognition of the tyre company’s work across product design and development, manufacturing, supply chain, administration and sales functions.
Every year, Pirelli awards just nine of the more than 14,000 suppliers throughout its global chain for distinguishing themselves in making the tyre maker’s supply chain even more sustainable, innovative and of the highest possible quality. Announcing the recipients of its 2021 Supplier Awards, Pirelli says the main selection criterion was care for the environment through an increasingly sustainable supply chain – with lower CO2 emissions, high quality, innovation, speed and global presence.
Following an evaluation process based upon five criteria, Michelin has acknowledged nine of its best suppliers at the fifth edition of its Supplier Awards. The firms were evaluated for Sustainability, Innovation, Quality, Risk Management and Support provided during the crisis.
Hankook Tire describes its receipt of a General Motors Supplier of the Year award as an honour. The company is one of 122 suppliers around the world, including five tyre makers, acknowledged for exceptional performance in the 2020 calendar year.
Stellantis, the company created through the merger of Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in January, has honoured Nexen Tire at its inaugural Supplier Awards. It awarded the tyre maker for Competitiveness, one of eight categories in this year’s event; Nexen was one of two firms recognised for “outstanding performance in terms of cost savings (commercial, process, technical solutions and logistics) and their proposals for a cost reduction portfolio in line with Stellantis’ objectives.”
Hankook Tire has been named a GM Supplier of the Year at a virtual ceremony honoring for General Motors’ 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards. GM recognised 116 of its best suppliers from 15 countries. It said these suppliers have “consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company.” The ceremony, recognising supplier contributions in the calendar year, was delayed in March by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agricultural and construction machinery manufacturer Manitou has bestowed a Best Competitive Performer Award 2019 upon Alliance Tire Group. The tyre maker says the award recognises its “excellent cooperation and consistent performance on diverse levels from the development and testing to the procurement and service phase.”
Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has been recognised for its outstanding quality, by global vehicle manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for both its production part and Mopar unique part supply partnership. The award, which specifically refers to Dayco’s San Luis Potosi facility in Mexico, has been made as a result of its excellent performance as an FCA supplier.
Bridgestone Americas says it is honoured to be one of FCA’s Supplier of the Year awardees in the North America region. The tyre maker was one of 19 supplier partners acknowledged at the 2019 annual Supplier Conference and Award Ceremony in Detroit.
Nissan’s Russian manufacturing operation has acknowledged tyre maker Yokohama a Nissan Best Supplier Award. Igor Boitsov, general director of Nissan Manufacturing Rus LLC, presented the award to LLC Yokohama R.P.Z. at a ceremony in St. Petersburg.
With the new innovation competition, internationally operating automotive supplier, Hella is strengthening cooperation with its selected, high-performance suppliers, as well as expanding its own innovative strength. The aim of the competition “Hella Co-Innovation Platform” (HIP) is to involve particularly innovative suppliers in the early phases of product development and thus jointly advance the development of new, forward-looking technologies.
Hella, the lighting and electronics expert, was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, which was held at the end of May. 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.