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News   March 17, 2016   by CARS Magazine

Brembo named a 2015 Supplier of the Year by General Motors

General Motors recognizes one of its 110 best global suppliers Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Recipients from 17 countries will receive awards for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, providing customers with the most innovative technologies for the industry’s highest quality vehicles. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors)

Dan Sandberg, president and chief executive officer, Brembo North America and Andrea Abbati Marescotti, chief executive officer, Brembo SpA, (center) receive 2015 General Motors Supplier of the Year Award.

Brembo has been named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

GM recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company.

This is the first time Brembo has received the award.

“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 of global purchasing and supply chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”

GM’s 2015 supplier recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers honored compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.

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.

“It is an honor to be acknowledged by General Motors and receive the GM Supplier of the Year award,” said Dan Sandberg, president and chief executive officer, Brembo North America. “GM products are some of the most exciting on the market today and we are glad that many are fitted with Brembo’s highly engineered and innovative brakes. To receive this prestigious award reinforces Brembo’s position as a key supplier to General Motors and we look forward to continuing to design and engineer the best brakes for General Motors vehicles.”

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