Bridgestone Corporation recently announced that the company, including Bridgestone Americas, has been named GM Supplier of the Year.
During its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony that took place in Detroit, General Motors made the announcement. Bridgestone has received this award for the fourth time in a row and the 17th time in total.
“We are honoured once again to receive this award as it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teammates globally to design best-in-class products that meet and exceed the needs of our customers,” said Shannon Quinn, President, Original Equipment Sales, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “We have a longstanding partnership with GM and look forward to continuing to work together to deliver future mobility solutions.”
At the ceremony, GM presented the awards to 133 of its best suppliers from 15 countries. The chosen companies have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company.
“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.”
A global team consisting of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives was behind the selection of the Supplier of the Year award winners. The team chose the winners on the basis of performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.