Continental Tire was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Wednesday, May 15, in Detroit.
GM recognized 133 of its best suppliers, hailing from 15 countries at the event. This award recognizes suppliers that consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or introduced innovations to the company.
This recognition is the third Continental Tire has received in the past four years, which included 2015, 2017 and 2018.
“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”
“General Motors puts a great deal of effort in their collaboration with suppliers,” said Jeff Klei, president of Continental North America. “We appreciate the active involvement from all levels within GM to foster an open dialogue with the supplier community.”
An evaluation team comprised of GM global purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives selected the Supplier of the Year recipients. The evaluation team judged suppliers based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“Our team is honored to accept the Supplier of the Year recognition, and I am personally very proud of the work our people do to provide GM with the quality products and services,” said Dr. Juan Botero, vice president of key account management for Original Equipment Passenger and Light Trucks for Continental Tire the Americas. “We are grateful for the partnership we have with GM and look forward to continuing that relationship.”