WARREN, Mich. (April 26, 2005) — General Motors Corp. has singled out Bridgestone Corp. and Goodyear with “Supplier of the Year” honors for 2004.
The two tire makers are among 78 supplier companies honored at the 13th annual suppliers' award ceremony in Warren.
“As a global auto maker, GM needs a globally competitive supply base and many of these companies demonstrated they are capable of supporting GM operations around the world,” said Bo Andersson, vice president, global purchasing and supply chain for the car maker.
“As GM Supplier of the Year winners, their performance raises the bar for all automotive suppliers in the industry.”
Each year a global team of purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics executives determines the winners based on supplier performance in the areas of quality, service, technology and price.
“This is a great honor for the many associates at Goodyear who contribute to the success of our original equipment supply objectives,” said Mike Parnell, vice president of original equipment for the company's North American Tire unit. “From product development engineers, to sales account personnel, to those building and shipping the tires, we focus on being the best in class when it comes to product supply and quality.”
GM also honored two Continental A.G. divisions, Contitech Vibration Control GmbH of Germany and Continental Teves, the automotive components business.