11/03/2016 — auf Deutsch lesen
Autoneum: A high distinction!
General Motors honors Autoneum as inaugural winner of Supplier Innovation Award
GM debuted its Innovation Award to recognize five suppliers among thousands globally who brought new innovations to the company that benefit customers. Autoneum was named a first-ever Innovation Award winner for Prime-Light, its latest technology for inner dashes and floor insulators. Prime-Light convinces with excellent shapeability, light weight and a high acoustic performance.
“We are very proud being honored as a GM Innovation Award winner with Prime- Light”, says Martin Hirzel, CEO Autoneum. “It is encouraging to further strengthen our position as global market and technology leader for acoustic and thermal management solutions for vehicles.”
During the event, GM also recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced new innovations to the company. GM recognized the most suppliers since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992, representing a nearly 40 percent increase compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half are repeat Supplier of the Year winners from 2014.
“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 tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”
Autoneum, with its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is the globally leading producer of vehicle acoustics and thermal management systems. The company develops and manufactures components, modules and complete systems for interior and engine bay as well as heatshields and underbody shields. Customers include leading automobile producers in the key markets of Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Autoneum is represented at around 50 locations in over 20 countries and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, of whom about 5% are in Switzerland. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol AUTN).
About General Motors
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at www.gm.com