Detroit, Michigan, March 13, 2014 – General Motors recognized Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation as a top global automotive supplier on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 during the 22nd annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. The event was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
This is the second consecutive year that Gallagher-Kaiser has been honored with this award helping to commemorate the successful launches of General Motors projects including Arlington, Bowling Green, Detroit-Hamtramck, Flint, Lansing Delta Township, Spring Hill and Wentzville assembly plants.
Only 68 of GM’s approximately 22,000 suppliers around the world received the Supplier of the Year award for 2013. Winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions. The Supplier of the Year award winners are selected by a team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.
“Our suppliers play an important role in helping GM deliver compelling vehicles to our customers,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Supplier of the Year winners have outstanding track records for consistently meeting our business needs while also supporting our cultural priorities.”
With the ongoing new paint shop construction of GM Fairfax assembly plant, the groundbreaking of the new GM Flint paint shop held March, 3, 2014 and the recent award ceremony, this is a very busy and exciting time for Gallagher-Kaiser and their ongoing commitment to General Motors.
CEO, Robert Kaiser of Gallagher-Kaiser stated, “We want to thank all of our employees, partners, and suppliers who have helped us achieve this prestigious honor once again. We share this award with you and appreciate your continued support”.
Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation. Founded in 1952, Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation (GK) is a privately owned, Michigan based turn-key supplier of paint finishing systems, commercial HVAC and mechanical automotive systems. GK has grown to become the world’s top paint finishing supplier. Universal Piping Industries (UPI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gallagher-Kaiser. More information on GK and its subsidiary can be found at www.gkcorp.com.
Fundada en 1952, Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation (GK) es un proveedor de sistemas de acabado de pintura, sistemas comerciales de HVAC y sistemas automotrices mecánicos de propiedad privada con sede en Michigan. GK ha crecido hasta convertirse en el principal proveedor mundial de acabado de pintura. Universal Piping Industries (UPI) es una subsidiaria de propiedad total de Gallagher-Kaiser. Puede encontrar más información sobre GK y su subsidiaria en www.gkcorp.com.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com
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