General Motors recognized Dana Inc. as a Supplier of the Year for its driveline technologies, during GM’s 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Detroit.
A global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives chose the Supplier of the Year winners. The performance criteria included product purchasing, global purchasing and manufacturing services, customer care and aftersales, and logistics.
“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, global purchasing and supply chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”
Dana supplies driveline technologies for GM vehicles in North and South America, including front and rear Spicer AdvanTEK axles and Spicer propshafts.
“It is an honor to be presented with the Supplier of the Year award from General Motors. Dana has been a supplier to GM for 113 years and this recognition reinforces the importance of maintaining a strong relationship through the consistent delivery of innovative, high-quality technologies,” said James Kamsickas, Dana president and CEO. “Dana’s team of world-class engineers and commercial personnel truly understand the importance of supporting our customers, which has resulted in such a long-standing partnership with General Motors.”
During the event, GM recognized 133 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company.
Dana also was named a GM Supplier of the Year in 2017 for its powertrain thermal-management products, including battery and electronics cooling solutions.