SportRack Automotive, an Advanced Accessory Systems Company, Honored by General Motors as a 2000 Supplier of the Year

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Advanced Accessory Systems Company

    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SportRack Automotive, an Advanced
 Accessory Systems Company, was named as a General Motors Supplier of the Year
 for its superior performance in quality, service, technology and price.  The
 award was given during ceremonies Saturday, April 28 at the historic Warner
 Theatre in the nation's capital.
     "SportRack Automotive represents the best of the best, and it has set an
 example during the past year for other companies to follow," said Bo
 Andersson, executive in charge, GM Worldwide Purchasing.  "It is a role model,
 and it is an honor to work with a company so committed to supporting our
 priorities for quality, launch and a balance between current and future
 business."
     Richard Borghi, President and COO of SportRack Automotive, was present at
 the event in Washington D.C. to accept the honor on behalf of the company.
 "This is our second consecutive year as Supplier of the Year to General
 Motors.  This ability to 'repeat' is a result of the tremendous dedication of
 our employees to customer satisfaction," states Borghi.  "We are pleased that
 General Motors has recognized this effort and look forward to our continuing
 partnership," he continued.
     The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992.
 Award 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 165 suppliers from 19 countries for their excellence throughout
 2000.
 
     Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Mich., SportRack Automotive (SRA) is a
 global leader in the supply of roof rack systems and lifestyle accessory
 products to the automotive OEM and aftermarket.  SRA has North American
 manufacturing operations in Port Huron and Shelby Township, Mich.; Hamer Bay,
 Ontario; and Granby, Quebec.  SportRack's European operations are
 headquartered in Sandhausen, Germany, and also include manufacturing
 facilities in Bakov, Czech Republic and Barcelona, Spain.
     Parent company, Advanced Accessory Systems, also with headquarters in
 Sterling Heights, Mich., has become a leading global supplier in roof rack
 systems, towing systems and related accessories.  The company employs
 2,200 employees in 25 facilities within 15 countries and has annual sales
 revenue in excess of $300 million.
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SportRack Automotive, an Advanced
 Accessory Systems Company, was named as a General Motors Supplier of the Year
 for its superior performance in quality, service, technology and price.  The
 award was given during ceremonies Saturday, April 28 at the historic Warner
 Theatre in the nation's capital.
     "SportRack Automotive represents the best of the best, and it has set an
 example during the past year for other companies to follow," said Bo
 Andersson, executive in charge, GM Worldwide Purchasing.  "It is a role model,
 and it is an honor to work with a company so committed to supporting our
 priorities for quality, launch and a balance between current and future
 business."
     Richard Borghi, President and COO of SportRack Automotive, was present at
 the event in Washington D.C. to accept the honor on behalf of the company.
 "This is our second consecutive year as Supplier of the Year to General
 Motors.  This ability to 'repeat' is a result of the tremendous dedication of
 our employees to customer satisfaction," states Borghi.  "We are pleased that
 General Motors has recognized this effort and look forward to our continuing
 partnership," he continued.
     The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992.
 Award 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 165 suppliers from 19 countries for their excellence throughout
 2000.
 
     Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Mich., SportRack Automotive (SRA) is a
 global leader in the supply of roof rack systems and lifestyle accessory
 products to the automotive OEM and aftermarket.  SRA has North American
 manufacturing operations in Port Huron and Shelby Township, Mich.; Hamer Bay,
 Ontario; and Granby, Quebec.  SportRack's European operations are
 headquartered in Sandhausen, Germany, and also include manufacturing
 facilities in Bakov, Czech Republic and Barcelona, Spain.
     Parent company, Advanced Accessory Systems, also with headquarters in
 Sterling Heights, Mich., has become a leading global supplier in roof rack
 systems, towing systems and related accessories.  The company employs
 2,200 employees in 25 facilities within 15 countries and has annual sales
 revenue in excess of $300 million.
 
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