Global automotive supplier Hanon Systems was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during the 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held in Orlando, Florida. GM recognised 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 is the first award for Hanon Systems since the company became a standalone enterprise in late-2015 and the third honour in the company’s history when Halla Climate Control Corp. was named GM Supplier of the Year in 1997 and 2000.
“This is an opportunity for General Motors to honour those suppliers who are truly the best of the best. The automotive industry is transforming at an incredible rate. The relationships we have with our supply base mean everything when it comes to delivering a strong vehicle lineup today, and the cutting-edge vehicles and mobility services of tomorrow,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, global purchasing and supply chain.
GM’s Supplier of the Year award is reserved for suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation and total enterprise cost.
“It is an incredible honour to receive this award and to be recognised alongside these other great companies. Such an achievement validates the effort and commitment of our highly talented teams around the world, and the company’s strong focus to deliver value every day,” said In-Young Lee, president and chief executive officer of Hanon Systems.
“We are grateful for this recognition, and for the cooperative and collaborative relationship that has formed over the years with General Motors. Hanon Systems is pleased to supply General Motors with innovative thermal solutions that are designed to enhance this customer’s brands,” said Davide Piccirilli, senior commercial director at Hanon Systems.