Preh Recognized by General Motors as a 2018 Supplier of the Year Winner

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June 10, 2019
Novi, MI– Preh 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. 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. This is the seventh time Preh GmbH has received the award.

“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.”

More than half of the suppliers, including Preh, are repeat winners from 2017. 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.

Preh President and CEO Christoph Hummel said: “Receiving the GM Supplier Award for the seventh time is proof of our high quality and supplier reliability achievements. Our employees at Preh did an excellent job”.

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From left: Jim Danahy, GM Executive Director, Global Functional Leader Chassis Engineering & Active Thermal Management; Jerry Beemer, GM Director Global Transmission Hardware Engineering; Nick Lontscharitsch, President Preh, Inc.; Christoph Hummel, President and CEO Preh GmbH; Dave Drouillard, GM Executive Director Engine, Transmission & Thermal Purchasing

About Preh
As a global automotive supplier, the Preh Group currently employs around 7,500 people and generates sales of more than EUR 1.3 billion. Preh was founded in 1919 in Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale and since 2011 has been part of the Joyson Group. Preh’s development and manufacturing capabilities include, in particular, HMI systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles and infotainment and connectivity solutions, as well as e-mobility control units. For more information, please visit our website

Within the Joyson group of companies, Ningbo (China), which was founded in 2004 by Jeff Wang, Preh is a subsidiary of the listed Joyson Electronics Corp. (600699: Shanghai) and constitutes its Automotive Electronics Division. Today, Joyson is one of the world’s 30 largest automotive suppliers.

About GM
General Motors (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 CadillacChevrolet, BaojunBuickGMCHoldenJiefang 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

Barrett Kalellis, Director of Communications
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