Continental Tire, the leading German tyre and technology supplier, has been named GM 2018 Supplier of the Year by General Motors (GM) for the third time in their four-year partnership. Continental Tire was recognised for consistently exceeding GM’s expectations, creating outstanding value and introducing innovations to the company.
The annual GM Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, now in its 27th edition, saw the American automotive company recognise 133 of its best suppliers, hailing from 15 countries, including Germany’s Continental Tire.
“We hold our suppliers, such as Continental to a high standard,” said Steve Kiefer, GM Senior Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and qualities that will help us earn customers for life.”
“General Motors puts a great deal of effort in their collaboration with suppliers,” said Jeff Klei, President of Continental North America. “We appreciate the active involvement from all levels within GM to foster an open dialogue with the supplier community.”
An evaluation team that comprised GM global purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives selected the Supplier of the Year recipients. The evaluation team judged suppliers based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“Our team is honoured to accept the Supplier of the Year recognition, and I am personally very proud of the work our people do to provide GM with the quality products and services,” said Dr. Juan Botero, Vice President of key account management for Original Equipment Passenger and Light Trucks for Continental Tire the Americas. “We are grateful for the partnership we have with GM and look forward to continuing that relationship.”
Continental supplies tyres to General Motors in the U.S., Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, South Korea and China. GM’s portfolio of brands and vehicles are distributed across the world including the Middle East region, which is one of the company’s key markets.