was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
This is the 15th time BASF has received the award. The company was also honored with the Overdrive Award for Sustainable Construction and Workspaces, performance beyond BASF’s traditional work for GM and the automotive assembly industry.
During the event, GM recognized 116 of its best suppliers, less than one percent of its supply base, from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or introduced innovations to the company.
The awards ceremony was originally scheduled as a live event to be held in March but was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recognition is for supplier performance in the 2019 calendar year.
“We are humbled and honored to be recognized by our great partner, General Motors, for the 15th time,” said Sean McKeon, BASF VP and key account manager for GM. “This is not a one-day achievement. It took the collective effort of thousands of BASF employees and our strong partnership with General Motors over many years.”
“Our suppliers play a key role in delivering the products, services and experiences our customers deserve – and these award-winning suppliers went above and beyond our expectations,” added Shilpan Amin, GM VP, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
BASF was also honored with the Overdrive Award, not for automotive products, but its Sustainable Construction technology and applications
The Supplier of the Year award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.