CANTON — Yazaki was named a GM Supplier of the Year winner in General Motors’ 29th annual Supplier of the Year awards.
GM recognized 122 of its best suppliers from 16 countries for performance in the 2020 calendar year. The annual awards highlight 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 is the fourth consecutive year (nine years in total) that Yazaki has received the Supplier of the Year award.
“As GM works to achieve a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, we are proud to have innovative and dedicated suppliers around the world as partners in this mission,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
“Throughout a challenging year, our suppliers have showed resilience and dedication in working toward our shared goal of long-term sustainability for our planet and the communities we serve, while meeting our present needs,” Amin said. “We are pleased with what we’ve accomplished together in the past year and we are excited by the opportunity that lies ahead.”
The 2020 Supplier of the Year winners were selected by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics leaders. Winners were chosen based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“As a dedicated supplier partner to GM and a company in step with society, Yazaki is committed to GM’s vision of a sustainable future – a mission that saw significant strides despite the challenges of 2020,” said Manish Mehta, Yazaki vice president, Global GM Business Unit. “This prestigious award further demonstrates Yazaki’s commitment to providing GM with industry-leading solutions. We are honored to be recognized by GM as we collectively take a moment to pause and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. We look forward to building on that foundation in the years to come.”