General Motors (GM) recognized global automotive thermal and energy management solutions supplier Hanon Systems as a 2022 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 31st annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held on March 22 in San Antonio, Texas.
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 is the sixth consecutive year Hanon Systems has received this award, and the eighth honor in the company’s history when Halla Climate Control Corp. was named GM Supplier of the Year in 1997 and 2000.
“To be recognized six years in a row is an honor and testament to the focus and commitment of our talented global workforce,” said Nurdal Kücükkaya, president and representative executive officer of Hanon Systems. “We take pride in the collaborative relationship we share with GM and the innovative thermal solutions we supply that help enhance this customer’s brands.”
“We are thrilled to recognize these outstanding suppliers after yet another challenging year in the automotive industry,” said Jeff Morrison, GM vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They overcame countless obstacles and exemplified what it means to be resilient, resourceful and determined. Beyond that, these suppliers demonstrated their commitment to sustainable innovation and to driving advanced solutions in collaboration with the GM team.”
Each year, GM’s Supplier of the Year recipients are selected by a global, cross-functional GM team for their performance in criteria such Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.