Continental supplies tires to GM in the U.S., Mexico, Ecuador,
Brazil, South Korea and China
Continental Tire is pleased to partner with GM to achieve goals set
for quality, delivery and development
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2019--
Continental Tire was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors
during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony
held Wednesday, May 15 in Detroit.
GM recognized 133 of its best suppliers, hailing from 15 countries at
the event. This award recognizes suppliers that consistently exceeded
GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or introduced innovations
to the company.
This recognition is the third Continental Tire has received in the past
four years, which included 2015, 2017, and 2018.
“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.”
“General Motors puts a great deal of effort in their collaboration with
suppliers,” said Jeff Klei, president of Continental North America. “We
appreciate the active involvement from all levels within GM to foster an
open dialogue with the supplier community.”
An evaluation team comprised of GM global purchasing, engineering,
quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives selected the Supplier
of the Year recipients. The evaluation team judged suppliers based on
performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and
Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“Our team is honored to accept the Supplier of the Year recognition, and
I am personally very proud of the work our people do to provide GM with
the quality products and services,” said Dr. Juan Botero, vice president
of key account management for Original Equipment Passenger and Light
Trucks for Continental Tire the Americas. “We are grateful for the
partnership we have with GM and look forward to continuing that
About Continental Tire the Americas
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for
sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in
1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and
affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation.
In 2018, Continental generated sales of around €44.4 billion and
currently employs around 245,000 people in 60 countries and markets.
The Tire division has 24 production and development locations worldwide.
As one of the leading tire manufacturers with around 54,000 employees,
the division posted sales of €11.3 billion in 2017. Continental ranks
among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad
product range for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and two-wheelers.
Through continuous investment in R&D, Continental makes a major
contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient
mobility. The Tire division’s portfolio includes services for the tire
trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems
for commercial vehicle tires.
(NYSE:GM) is committed to delivering safer, better
and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its
subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the
Cadillac, Chevrolet, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling
brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including
OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, Maven,
its personal mobility brand, and Cruise, its autonomous vehicle
ride-sharing company, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
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