Issue: May 2018


IAC Group Recognized by General Motors as a 2017 Supplier of the Year



by Jon Knox

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual awards ceremony

 

IAC was part of a select group of 132 of GM's best performing automotive suppliers from 17 countries that have consistently exceeded the global automaker's requirements, 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 an opportunity for General Motors to honor those suppliers who are truly the best of the best," said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "The automotive industry is transforming at an incredible rate. The relationships we have with our supply base means everything when it comes to delivering a strong vehicle lineup today and the cutting-edge vehicles and mobility services of tomorrow."

 

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award and proud to be acknowledged among the elite group of companies recognized by General Motors this year," said Terry Gohl, IAC Group COO. "This award is an affirmation of IAC's efforts and focus on delivering innovative, high-quality components in support of GM's objectives."

 

Gohl and Carl Beckwith, IAC president of North America, accepted the honor on behalf of the company.

 

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, Logistics, Customer Care, and Aftersales.

 

ABOUT IAC

 

Headquartered in Luxembourg, International Automotive Components (IAC) Group is a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, including instrument panels, console systems, door panels, headliners and overhead systems to automakers around the world. The company's 2017 estimated sales were $4.4 billion. IAC Group operates more than 50 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries. The company has more than 60 total locations in 19 countries, including 19 design, technical and commercial centers, and employs more than 22,000 people globally. For more information, visit www.iacgroup.com

 

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, 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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