General Motors Recognizes Goodyear for Performance, Quality and Innovation

Automotive Press Releases Wednesday May 30, 2018 14:37
Bangkok--30 May--ABM
Goodyear The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held in Orlando, Florida.

General Motors recognized 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM's expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.

"This is an opportunity for General Motors to honor those suppliers who are truly the best of the best," said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "The Automotive industry is transforming at an incredible rate. The relationships we have with our supply base means everything when it comes to delivering a strong vehicle lineup today and the cutting-edge vehicles and mobility services of tomorrow."

GM's Supplier of the Year award is reserved for suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation and total enterprise cost. Award winners represent companies who provide products and services to General Motors in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales and indirect services.

Goodyear has a long history of working with GM and has been supplying tires for the auto manufacturer since the early 1900's. Some of the most recent OE fitments that were awarded to Goodyear include the high-performance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE and luxury sport Cadillac CT6 and CT6 V-Sport vehicles. Additionally, Goodyear is No. 1 in OE on four of the five top-selling vehicles, and the No. 1 supplier of full-size trucks for the past 19 years, with premium fitments on the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

"Goodyear has been working with General Motors dating almost as far back as our company's inception," said Ken Hertl, Goodyear's North American vice president of original equipment. "We are honored to receive this award and we are pleased to continue to supply GM with the quality and innovation necessary to meet consumer's demands in the marketplace."


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