DETROIT, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned automaker General Motors recently honored Continental with a Supplier IMPACT Award. Awards were presented to top suppliers that share the same economic vision and passion for inclusion of qualified diverse suppliers as the automaker. Continental representatives attended the automaker's annual Supplier IMPACT meeting at Cobo Hall in Detroit to celebrate the honor.
"It is a key strategy for GM Global Purchasing and Supply Chain to ensure continued participation of diverse suppliers throughout our entire supply chain," said Reginald Humphrey, senior manager, Supplier Diversity, GM. "We are proud to award our Tier One Suppliers for their top performance in the utilization of minority and women owned businesses."
With more than 20,000 suppliers globally, General Motors presented Continental with the GOLD Award for performance excellence. The GOLD award is given to automotive suppliers who have excelled in one of these areas -- Top 12 supplier performance based on their percentage of total spend, year over year percentage improvement, or total dollar spend value. Earlier this year, Continental Tire was named a GM Supplier of the Year.
"Continental is very proud of the relationship that we have developed with General Motors. This award reinforces the importance of including multicultural and diverse companies to your supply chain and business operations. Our focus is on continuing to build positive supplier relationships by exceeding customer expectations globally," said Jeff Klei, president, NAFTA Automotive Divisions.
About Continental Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 212,000 people in 55 countries.
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