GM recognized 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 recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the second time Brake Parts Inc has received the award.
“This is an opportunity for General Motors to honor those suppliers who are truly the best of the best,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior 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 lineup today and the cutting-edge vehicles and mobility services of tomorrow.”
More than 45 percent this year’s Supplier of the Year awardees are repeat winners from 2016.
GM’s Supplier of the Year award is 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.
“It is a great honor for BPI to be named a GM Supplier of the Year again this year,” said David Overbeeke, president and CEO, Brake Parts Inc. “This esteemed recognition is a testament to the work of the entire BPI team who are committed to consistently providing the high levels of performance, quality and innovation that GM expects from their suppliers. We look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with GM for many years to come.”