DETROIT, March 17, 2016 /CNW/ -- Katcon Global S.A. de C.V. was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 in Detroit, Mich.
GM recognized its best suppliers 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 the 2nd time Katcon has received the award.
"We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, and being the OEM of choice among suppliers," said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve."
Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
"We are very excited to be recognized as one of General Motors' elite suppliers; our team is thrilled by this award and is eager to repeat this achievement this year. We look forward to continued success with GM globally in 2016," said Carlos Turner, CEO of Katcon Global.
"This prestigious award validates our customer centric strategy; we are certain it will enhance our reputation as a world class supplier globally and will inspire our team to continue to exceed our customer's expectations," stated José De Nigris, Executive VP for Global Sales and Engineering.
Katcon Global S.A. de C.V. is an emissions control and exhaust systems supplier to the automotive industry based in Monterrey, Mexico. With plants in Mexico, USA, Poland, India, China, Korea, and Australia and technical centers in Mexico, Michigan, Luxembourg, and China, Katcon has a global footprint that allows it to serve every geographic region. For more information please visit: www.katcon.com or email: [email protected]
General Motors Co. produces 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 can be found at http://www.gm.com
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