Issue: May 2017


Brembo Recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year



by Jon Knox

Brembo was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31 in Orlando, Florida.  

 

(Picture - Left to right, Wade Sheffer (GM), Daniele Castiglioni (Brembo), Dan Sandberg (Brembo), James Danahy (GM).)

 

GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that 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 second time Brembo has received the award.

 

"It is a credit to the Brembo worldwide team to receive the GM Supplier of the Year award for a second consecutive year," said Dan Sandberg, president and chief executive officer, Brembo North America. "Brembo's highly engineered and innovative brakes help to control and stop Corvette, Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac as well as trucks and SUVs. To receive this prestigious award reinforces Brembo's position as a key supplier to General Motors and we look forward to continuing to design and engineer the best brakes for General Motors vehicles."

 

More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2015.

 

              Corvette with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.

"We have the privilege to work with and recognize the industry's most capable suppliers," said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Through their valued partnership, we will continue to deliver the products, services and experiences 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.

 

Brembo supplies brake calipers and rotors on the full-line of Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V performance cars and Cadillac ATS,CTS, XTS,CT6 as well as on the Buick Regal GS. The company supplies its carbon ceramic braking system on the Chevrolet Corvette Z07 and Grand Sport, in addition to its calipers and cast iron rotors on the remaining Corvette line. The high performance variants of the Camaro also carries Brembo braking components in carbon ceramic and cast iron.

 

About Brembo SpA

Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc brake technology for automotive vehicles. Brembo supplies high performance brake systems for the most important manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes worldwide,as well as clutches and other components for racing. Brembo is also a leader in the racing sector and has won more than 300 championships. Today the company operates in 15 countries on 3 continents, with 24 production and business sites, and a pool of about 9.000 employees, about 10% of whom are engineers and product specialists active in the R&D. 2016 turnover is € 2,279.1 million (12.31.2016). Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, AP, Bybre, and Marchesini brands and operates through the AP Racing brand.



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