BASF was named a 2016 General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year for the twelfth time since 2002.
12th Consecutive Award
| GM Supplier of the Year award was presented to BASF
The 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, indirect purchasing, logistics, customer care and aftersales. With its broad array of color solutions and modern paint processes, BASF’s Coatings division helps GM improve productivity and environmental performance.
“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.”
Partnership for Innovation
"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."
Teresa Szelest accepted the award at the 25th annual awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida on March 31.
About BASF’s Coatings Division
The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, as well as decorative paints. It creates advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet its partners’ needs all over the world.
BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Its portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas.