General Motors has recognized global automotive thermal and energy management solutions supplier Hanon Systems as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week.
GM’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest-quality in the automotive industry. This year, GM recognized 134 suppliers from 16 countries with the Supplier of the Year distinction.
This is the fifth consecutive year Hanon Systems has received this award, and the seventh honor in the company’s history when Halla Climate Control Corp. was named GM Supplier of the Year in 1997 and 2000.
“We are proud to again receive this award,” said Nurdal Kücükkaya, president and representative executive officer of Hanon Systems. “This recognition validates the collaborative relationship we share with GM, and the strong focus of our talented global workforce to deliver value every day.”
“This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognize our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”
A global cross functional team selected the 2021 Supplier of the Year winners based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.