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GM recognizes Continental Tire as Supplier of the Year.

New car tyres are seen inside the Clairoix Continental tyre factory March 12, 2009 the day after announcements that the company will cut nearly 2,000 jobs and close production at two high-cost European tyre manufacturing sites amid a severe crisis in the auto industry. Production capacity of 8 million car tyres annually in its French site in Clairoix would affect some 1,200 employees.      REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE TRANSPORT BUSINESS) - RTXCOHY
Posted: March 14, 2016 at 2:27 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Continental Tire was named as GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

GM recognized 110 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 first time Continental Tire has received the award.

“We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, & being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”

GM’s 2015 supplier recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers honored compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.

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 After-sales, and Logistics.

Source: http://www.theautochannel.com

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