HIROTEC AMERICA Recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner
Auburn Hills, MI., April 3, 2017 – HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc, a member of the HIROTEC Group, was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31 in Orlando, Florida.
GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the 23rd time a member of the HIROTEC Group has received the award, and the 13th time for HIROTEC AMERICA.
“We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”
More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2015.
“Winning the GM Supplier of the Year award is not only an honor, but a testament to the dedication of all HIROTEC employees to consistently produce the highest quality door manufacturing equipment," said Katsu Uno, Chairman & CEO of HIROTEC AMERICA. "This special accolade is a result of our industry-leading team that is dedicated to developing the latest technologies while reducing costs, and I am very proud of all of our HIROTEC AMERICA employees on this great accomplishment."
Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
About HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc.
HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc. is part of the HIROTEC Group Companies that have worldwide sales in excess of 1.6 billion dollars and 26 locations worldwide. For close to 30 years, HIROTEC AMERICA has been providing innovative and highly flexible closure manufacturing solutions. For more information, please visit www.hirotecamerica.com.
About General Motors Co.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at www.gm.com.
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