22 April 2013
22 April 2013
General Motors (GM) has recognised Advanced Composites as one of its best global automotive suppliers during its 21st annual “Supplier of the Year” awards ceremony.
The event was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
“Advanced Composites are strongly committed to the success of GM and the entire global automotive industry,” stated an Advanced Composites spokesperson. “We are honoured to be recognised with the GM Supplier of the Year award and are very happy to be a part of the GM global supply base.”
“Advanced Composites helped play a critical role in GM's success in 2012 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value,” said Grace Lieblein, GM Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “We are thrilled to recognise Advanced Composites, who we consider to be a world-class supplier.”
GM says the Supplier of the Year award is given to less than 1% of GM's approximately 18,500 suppliers around the world. The winners are recognised for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.
Advanced Composites produce engineered polypropylene compounds developed for the automotive industry with varied applications such as exterior bumpers, instrument panels and interiors.
The “Supplier of the Year” winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.
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