The award recognizes suppliers that have consistently met GM’s high standards in a number of key areas, including product quality and excellent service. Of approximately 417 GM suppliers in Mexico, only 16 received the award in 2004. Earlier this year, GM also recognized BASF as a global Supplier of the Year for 2004—the second time since 2002 that BASF has received the honor.
“We are very honored to receive this recognition,” said Peter Fischer, manager director of BASF Coatings de Mexico. “Only a few GM suppliers qualify for the award each year, and we are proud of the fact that BASF is the only coatings supplier to receive the award worldwide as well as in México. This outstanding achievement by BASF de México reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering intelligent solutions that help GM to be more successful,” he said.
“To receive the GM Supplier of the Year award means to be recognized as the best among the best, with the best quality, service, technology and price,” added Rafael Laguna, purchasing supply chain director of GM Mexico. “BASF delivers all of those. The BASF 2015 vision is aligned with GM’s expectations, and BASF offers something very important that is uniquely focused on GM—the commitment to help GM be more competitive.”
BASF Coatings Tultitlán, Mexico site, which has an annual production capacity of 21,000 tons, produces a range of OEM coatings.