Swiss Autoneum bestowed with inaugural winner of GM Supplier Innovation Award
Autoneum was named a GM Innovation Award winner during General Motors 24th annual Supplier of the Year Awards ceremony held on March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan (USA)
GM debuted its Innovation Award to recognize five suppliers among thousands globally who brought new innovations to the company that benefit customers. Autoneum was named a first-ever Innovation Award winner for Prime-Light, its latest technology for inner dashes and floor insulators. Prime-Light convinces with excellent shapeability, light weight and a high acoustic performance.
“We are very proud being honoured as a GM Innovation Award winner with Prime- Light”, says Martin Hirzel, CEO Autoneum. “It is encouraging to further strengthen our position as global market and technology leader for acoustic and thermal management solutions for vehicles.”
During the event, GM also recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced new innovations to the company. GM recognized the most suppliers since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992, representing a nearly 40 percent increase compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half are repeat Supplier of the Year winners from 2014.
“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.”