Continental Receives 2013 Quality Awards from General Motors
General Motors recognized Continental Automotive for demonstrating some of the highest levels of quality performance over the past 12 months at 14 of its manufacturing facilities worldwide.
The 14 Continental locations that were recognized include:
-- Alor Setar, Malaysia
-- Babenhausen, Germany
-- Boussens, France
-- Calamba, Philippines
-- Fletcher/Henderson, North Carolina
-- Hamakita, Japan
-- Icheon, Korea
-- Jeonju, Korea
-- Mechelen, Belgium
-- Port Elizabeth, South Africa
-- Puchov, Slovakia
-- San Luis Potosi, Mexico
-- Silao, Mexico
-- Vac, Hungary
"Continental is extremely honored to receive this recognition from General Motors," said Jeff Klei, Continental Automotive President, NAFTA region. "It is of great importance for us to serve as a reliable partner to our customers by providing high quality products on a timely basis. These awards reflect our commitment to excellence and, most importantly, the dedicated efforts of our employees around the world."
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. Continental has received a total of 20 Worldwide Quality Awards from GM since 2012.
"Continental helped play a critical role in GM's success in 2013 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value," said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
GM's Supplier Quality Excellence Award is focused on improving collaboration with suppliers. Winning suppliers met more than 12 quality criteria during the 12 months ending June 30.
Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, combining comprehensive know-how and uncompromising quality in the areas of active and passive driving safety, telematics, communications solutions, drive systems and comfort technology. Continental supplies a wide-range of products to General Motors, including electronic and hydraulic brake systems, fuel supply units, driver instrumentation, sensorics, engine components and transmission units.
With sales of EUR32.7 billion in 2012, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has more than 177,000 employees in 46 countries.
About General Motors Co.
General Motors Co. 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, Isuzu, 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.