General Motors recognized KOSTAL Automobil Elektrik as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. At the 16th of March 2022 GM celebrated honorees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona.
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 year, GM recognized 134 suppliers from 16 countries with the Supplier of the Year distinction.
The prize in the category “Overhead Systems & Lighting” was received by Kai Knickmann (Chairman of KOSTAL Automobil Elektrik), Dr. Harry Asher (CEO KOSTAL of America) and Dr. Tino Naumann (CSO KOSTAL Automobil Elektrik).
“It is a great honor for us being selected for this award in the 30th anniversary year of the GM Supplier of the year event.”, emphasized Dr. Tino Naumann.
“This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognize our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”
A global cross functional team selected the 2021 Supplier of the Year winners based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.