Multi-trade shipping line Safmarine was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award ’ themed the ‘Best of the Best’ - was given during ceremonies Saturday, March 31 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida, USA.
‘We are proud to honor Safmarine as one of the ‘Best of the Best’ GM suppliers in 2006,’ said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Safmarine achieved the award based on outstanding performance in 2006. We appreciate their energy, hard work and dedication to the success of GM.’
According to Safmarine CEO, Ivan Heesom-Green: ‘This recognition from General Motors, the world’s largest automaker, is a great honor and we regard the award as proof that Safmarine’s ‘people making the difference’ philosophy is a winning philosophy that offers value to our customers.
‘After all, it is our customers who measure whether we are achieving our vision of being the carrier of choice for existing and future customers,’ Heesom-Green said.
The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 89 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2006.