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GM Announces its 2012 Supplier of the Year Winners

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DETROIT--March 14, 2013: General Motors recognized 83 of its best global automotive suppliers Wednesday evening 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.

“Suppliers play a critical role in our business and we’re thrilled to recognize those we consider to be world-class,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Each winning company consistently exceeded our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value.”

The Supplier of the Year award is given to less than 1 percent of GM’s approximately 18,500 suppliers around the world. The winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.

The companies have headquarters in 17 countries with regional manufacturing and support services all over the world. Of the 83 recipients, five are certified diverse suppliers and 46 are repeat winners from last year.

In addition to the Supplier of the Year awards, GM introduced a new honor called the Overdrive award. Four companies received this award, which recognizes suppliers who have undertaken extraordinary initiatives that drove exceptional results for GM’s business.

“The Overdrive Award recognizes those world-class companies that have truly gone above and beyond,” Lieblein said. “They have not only met the demands of our business, they have also demonstrated through their actions a great commitment to their communities.”

The 2012 General Motors Overdrive award recipients are:

Ideal Contracting, Detroit Clark Cutler McDermott, Franklin, Mass. International Automotive Component Group, Southfield, Mich. SL Corporation, South Korea.

The Supplier of the Year and Overdrive award winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.

The 2012 General Motors Supplier of the Year award winners (listed by country) are: Austria South Korea voestalpine Stahl GmbH Central Corporation Brazil CHUNIL CARGO TRANSPORTATION CO. Cisa Trading SA CHUNIL ENGINEERING CO. Canada CJ KOREA EXPRESS Co., Ltd. Bend All Automotive DGENX Co., Ltd. Infasco Nut, Ifastgroupe, A Heico Co EHWA Diamond Ind. Co., Ltd. MSB Plastics Manufacturing Ltd. E-won Solutech The Narmco Group GNS Automotive China INFAC Corporation Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., LTD KM&I Co., Ltd. Fuyao Glass Industry Group Korea Delphi Automotive Systems Guangdong Hongtu Technology KWANGJIN Denmark LG Chem Inc. Maersk Line Namsun Aluminum Automotive Parts Co. Germany SKF Sealing Solutions Korea Co., Ltd. BASF Corporation I.S. TECH Corporation Sungwoo Hitech Continental AG SL Corporation DSV Air & Sea Inc. Wooshin Systems Co., Ltd. Kemmerich Metal Engineering Spain Grass Roots Germany GmbH Celulosa Fabril, S.A. GROB-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG Switzerland Hengst GmbH & Co. KG EMS-CHEMIE AG Huf Polska Sp. z o.o. Taiwan Mueller - Die lila Logistik AG Fuzhou Lioho Machinery Co., Ltd. India USA Supreme Treves Pvt. Ltd AMPORTS, INC Italy AT&T Corp. Grimaldi Group BMK & Associates Japan ChemicoMays, LLC Advanced Composites Clark-Cutler-McDermott Company Aisin Do Brasil Comercio e Industria DLH Industries, Inc. ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc. FANUC CORPORATION EMC Corporation Hirata Corporation Exo-s HIROTEC Corporation FedEx Corporation JATCO Ltd Flex-N-Gate Corporation O-OKA CORPORATION GALLAGHER-KAISER CORPORATION FUJITSU TEN Hope Valley Industries Usui International Corporation Ideal Contracting, LLC Yasunaga Corporation International Automotive Components Mexico Kem Krest Corporation Rassini Frenos S.A. de C.V. L&W Group Norway MRC Manufacturing Inc. (Moon Roof Corp) Hoegh Autoliners AS MT Systems, Inc. Russia Magna Seating ALGAI Rich Transport, Inc. Ryder System, Inc. Siemens PLM Software Superior Aluminum Alloys, LLC Toledo Molding & Die, Inc. Union Pacific