Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during their 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held recently in Orlando, Florida.

Axalta Coating Systems was one of 118 suppliers from 15 countries recognised by General Motors as having consistently exceeded their expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. This is the third consecutive year Axalta has received the award. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2015.

Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain said they were focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM and being the OEM of choice among suppliers. He added that the companies recognised at the ceremony not only have brought innovation, but also delivered it with the quality deserved by their customers.

The 118 winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.

Observing that Axalta’s global team was honoured to accept the prestigious recognition from GM for the third consecutive year, Steve Markevich, Axalta Executive Vice President and President of Transportation Coatings and Greater China, added that the company looked forward to building upon their long-standing relationship with GM and continuing to deliver exciting colours, longlasting durability, and world-class innovation.

Image: GM Supplier of the Year Award by General Motors