MARKHAM, Ontario (April 2nd, 2007) – Multimatic was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award – themed the “Best of the Best” — was given during ceremonies Saturday, March 31 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.
“We are proud to honor Multimatic as one of the ‘Best of the Best’ GM suppliers in 2006,” said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president , Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “Multimatic achieved the award based on outstanding performance in 2006. We appreciate their energy, hard work and dedication to the success of GM.”
“We are once again extremely please to be recognized by General Motors as amongst The Best. For Multimatic to achieve this honor 3 times in the past 4 years validates our strategic focus on providing innovative product designs and world-class manufacturing, in addition to the value-based way in which we conduct business with our customers. This award is a direct result of the hard work and diligence of all Multimatic employees, and provides confirmation and reinforcement that their efforts are achieving the right results through this volatile period in the automotive industry,” said Peter Czapka, President, Multimatic.
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 89 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2006.
Multimatic is a privately held Canadian corporation supplying components, systems and services to the global automotive industry. The company is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, and has operating divisions in North America and Europe with partners in Asia, South America and Australia.
Multimatic specializes in the manufacture of stampings, welded assemblies, mechanisms, and suspension components, as well as the design and development of automotive body and chassis systems. Multimatic uses advanced technologies to achieve outstanding product quality, delivery and functional performance.
Multimatic provides General Motors with a wide range of engineered products including the Instrument Panel Structure, hinge systems and the recently launched innovative 170 degree swing rear door hinge system on GM’s new full-size trucks.