April 19, 2017—BASF has been named a 2016 General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year, marking the 12th time that the company has received this honor since 2002.
The award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives. The winners were selected based on performance criteria in product purchasing, indirect purchasing, logistics, customer care and aftersales.
“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 not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”
“BASF’s relationship with GM demonstrates the importance of cultivating partnerships to drive innovation,” said Teressa Szelest, president, market and business development North America at BASF. “There is a creative space that lies between a materials provider and a car manufacturer, and BASF looks to fill that with cutting edge products and solutions.”