Aisin World Corp. of America, a Tier One, supplier of automotive components, announced that it has received the General Motors 2007 Supplier of the Year award for its significant contributions to GM’s global product and performance achievements. The 16th annual award — themed the “Best of the Best” — was presented during ceremonies recently at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. “We are proud to honor AWA as one of our Supplier of the Year winners in 2007,” said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, global purchasing and supply chain. “AWA received this honor for its outstanding performance and making a significant contribution to the manufacturing of our world-class vehicles.” 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 92 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2007. Aisin supplies sunroof systems for an array of GM products. Aisin sunroofs are produced in Marion, Ill. The facility also manufactures power slide door systems, outside handles, door garnishes and other body components.