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Schaeffler Receives 2013 Quality Award from General Motors


TROY, MI--Oct. 15, 2013: Schaeffler was recently awarded General Motors (GM) Supplier Quality Excellence Award for demonstrating some of the highest levels of quality performance. The award went to two of the company's plants in South Carolina.

"We are honored that General Motors has recognized our efforts in developing quality products and technologies to support our customers," said Barry Vukoder, director, quality, Schaeffler. "This further demonstrates our dedication to customer satisfaction, which is fundamental to how we operate."

GM's Supplier Quality Excellence Award is focused on improving collaboration with suppliers. Winning suppliers met more than 12 quality criteria during a 12 month period that ended on June 30. This is the second year GM is honoring suppliers who are making noteworthy contributions to GM's goal of providing the best overall customer experience in the automotive industry.

"Schaeffler helped play a critical role in GM's success in 2013 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceeding our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value," said Grace Lieblein, vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM.

The plants receiving the award are Plant 3 in Fort Mill, S.C., which supplies thrust bearings and Plant 2 in Cheraw, S.C., that produces hydraulic lash adjusters for the automaker.