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HIROTEC AMERICA Recognized by General Motors as a 2019 Supplier of the Year Winner

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June 24, 2020
HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc, a member of the HIROTEC Group, 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.
 
During the event, GM recognized 116 of its best suppliers 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.
 
In addition to HIROTEC AMERICA receiving the 2019 GM Supplier of the Year award, HIROTEC MEXICO was also recognized this year. This is the 27th time a member of the HIROTEC Group has received the award, and the 15th time for HIROTEC AMERICA.
 
“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,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
 
“We also believe it’s important at this point in time to thank our entire supply base for their efforts the last few months to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19,” added Amin. “Not only have we been able to safely restart our manufacturing operations, our suppliers played a key role in assisting our initiatives to increase the supply of ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers to help save lives and keep communities safe.”
 
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.
 
“We are honored to receive this distinguished award from GM once again,” said Katsu Uno, Chairman & CEO of HIROTEC AMERICA. “To have GM recognize both HIROTEC AMERICA and HIROTEC MEXICO this year is quite a compliment and we look forward to continuing to grow and strengthening our relationship with General Motors worldwide.”
 
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About HIROTEC
HIROTEC Group was established in 1932 to deliver body-in-white closures, exhaust systems, and highly flexible closure manufacturing tooling to automotive customers around the world. With a worldwide headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan, HIROTEC operates 29 facilities in eight countries with a workforce totaling over 6,000 global employees. For more information, please visit www.hirotecamerica.com.
 
About General Motors Co.
General Motors (NYSE: GM) is a global company 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 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
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