GM recognized 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. This year brought the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.
Gentex is a supplier of digital vision, connected car and dimmable glass technologies for the global automotive industry. The company is a long-time supplier to GM, and this is the 19th time Gentex has received this 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 that distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation and total enterprise cost. Award winners represent companies that provide products and services to General Motors in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales, as well as indirect services.
“We’re once again honored to be recognized as a GM Supplier of the Year,” said Gentex President and CEO Steve Downing. “Our goal is to provide exceptional quality on everything we deliver, which in turn inspires customer confidence in Gentex as we work together to bring new, innovative technologies to market.”