was named a 2018 General Motors Supplier of the Year for the 14th time since 2002. The award is presented to suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation, and total enterprise cost.
“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM SVP, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”
Award winners represent companies who provide products and services to General Motors in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales, and indirect services.
With its broad array of color solutions, modern paint processes, engineering plastics advancements and polyurethane technologies, BASF helps GM improve productivity and environmental performance.
“This award is a result of strong customer focus from the whole organization. Our business relationship with GM is centered around innovation, performance and continuously enhancing the customer experience,” said Dirk Bremm, president, BASF’s Coatings division.
Bremm accepted the award on behalf of BASF at the 27th annual awards ceremony at General Motors Global Headquarters in Detroit, Mich., on May 15.
Pictured: Anirvan Coomer (executive director Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM), Sean McKeon (VP, OEM Coatings, BASF), Dirk Bremm (president, BASF’s Coatings division) and Greg Warden (executive director and global functional leader - Body Engineering, GM) at the GM Supplier of the Year award ceremony/Courtesy BASF