Issue: Jan 2007


GM honors suppliers at the North American International Auto Show



by John Larkin

This is the sixth year GM has honored suppliers at the North American International Auto Show. The supplier awards recognize a suppliers' performance in quality, cost and delivery, as well as contributions to production and concept vehicles GM unveils at the NAIAS.

Suppliers were honored by General Motors for overall excellence in supporting GM's product efforts during ceremonies Thursday, Jan. 11, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., U.S.A.

"GM strives to build the best cars and trucks in the world, and the leadership and employees of Continental Automotive Systems represent what it takes to make GM's products successful," said Bo Andersson, GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We honor these companies at the North American International Auto Show to remind the industry and the public illustrate of the critical role our suppliers play in developing GM vehicles globally."

Winners

Continental Automotive Systems

"We are delighted to be recognized by General Motors for our efforts in 2006. Many new GM vehicles being introduced at the NAIAS reflect those efforts and are equipped with Continental's innovative technologies from Electronic Stability Control to its advanced telematics systems which help to make cars safer and provide a "wireless life-line" to emergency assistance in the critical seconds after a crash occurs," said Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, president of Continental Automotive Systems and member of the Executive Board, Continental AG. "In the telematics arena for example, Continental is the system supplier behind GM OnStar(R) and is working to expand the market in North America by integrating its Telematics products as a standard feature across all GM vehicle models."

About Continental

The Continental Corporation is a leading automotive supplier of brake systems, chassis components, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers. In 2005 the corporation realized sales of euro 13.8 billion. At present it has a worldwide workforce of around 85,000.

Continental Automotive Systems

As a leading global technology and systems engineering partner to the automotive industry, the Automotive Systems Division of Continental AG combines comprehensive know-how and uncompromising quality in the areas of active and passive driving safety, telematics, hands-free communication systems, drive systems and comfort. In 2005, this Division generated sales of roughly euro 5.2 billion with a workforce of more than 24,000. Continental Automotive Systems develops and produces electronic and hydraulic brake, stability and suspension control systems, electronic pneumatic suspension systems, sensors, engine management and transmission control systems, hybrid drives, radiator fan modules and electronic devices for comfort and safety applications and is a leading global producer of telematics and communications solutions for the automotive sector.



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