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General Motors names BASF a 2023 Supplier of the Year

BASF has been recognised as a 2023 Supplier of the Year. This year's win marks the 17th time that BASF has been honoured.

BASF has been recognised by General Motors (GM) as a 2023 Supplier of the Year. This year’s win marks the 17th time that BASF has been honoured with the Supplier of the Year award in the 32-year history of GM’s recognition program.

The Supplier of the Year celebrates global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s standards while providing innovative technologies and achieving some of the highest quality standards in the automotive industry. The awards were given during GM’s recent supplier event in Miami, Florida USA.

President of the Coatings division at BASF, Uta Holzenkamp received the award in Miami on behalf of the company.

“General Motors has been a great strategic partner for us,” Holzenkamp says.

“Our customers are at the centre of everything that we do, and this award proves our alignment with GM and the strength of our many years of trust and collaboration.”

BASF’s Coatings division is a leading supplier of surface solutions, and supplies several different products to GM – from anti-corrosion surface treatments to a rainbow of brilliant topcoat colours and shiny clearcoats.

A global, cross-functional team from GM chooses the Supplier of the Year winners for their performance in categories such as Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care, and Aftersales and Logistics.

Global Purchasing and Supply Chain vice president, Jeff Morrison emphasised the strength of the partnership.

“We’re honoured to partner with these top suppliers who have made notable contributions to our transformation. Together, we’re pushing boundaries, pioneering new technologies and redefining what’s possible,” Morrison says.

“Their innovation and support are critical to helping us deliver the world-class vehicles our customers have to come expect.”

BASF’s award recognised the company’s effort to provide GM with the highest quality products and outstanding service.

“BASF ranks very highly when measured by GM’s cultural priorities and business performance,” Holzenkamp says.

“I want to thank GM for this incredible honour, and thank the BASF team for their hard work and passion to support GM to be successful.”

In total, 86 suppliers were recognised at the event.

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