HIROTEC AMERICA Recognized by General Motors as a 2013 Supplier of the Year Winner

Auburn Hills, MI., March 27, 2014 – HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc. was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 22nd annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. The event was held on Wednesday, March 12 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

GM’s exclusive Supplier of the Year honor was presented to only 68 suppliers worldwide who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations and created outstanding value. This is the 20th time a member of the HIROTEC Group has received the award, and the 10th time for HIROTEC AMERICA.

“Our suppliers play an important role in helping GM deliver compelling vehicles to our customers,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Supplier of the Year winners have outstanding track records for consistently meeting our business needs, while also supporting our cultural priorities.”

Less than 1 percent of GM’s suppliers around the world receive the Supplier of the Year award. Winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.

“We are very honored to be selected by General Motors for this prestigious award,” said Katsu Uno, HIROTEC AMERICA Chairman & CEO. “It is very humbling and we take great pride in having a team that is dedicated and committed to being the best in the industry.”


HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc. is part of the HIROTEC Group Companies that have worldwide sales in excess of 1.3 billion dollars and 25 locations worldwide. For over 25 years, HIROTEC AMERICA has been providing innovative and highly flexible closure manufacturing solutions to automotive customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.hirotecamerica.com.

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