For Immediate Release
TROY, JUNE 22, 2021 – Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation (GK) was recognized as a GM Overdrive Award winner in General Motors’ 29th annual Supplier of the Year awards. Gallagher-Kaiser was one of only 26 companies to be selected as an Overdrive winner in 2020.
First presented in 2012, GM’s Overdrive Award is a distinction reserved for suppliers who display outstanding achievement within GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization’s key focus areas, including sustainable value streams, total enterprise cost and profitability, safety, launch excellence, accelerating innovation and nurturing relationships.
“As a GM partner, their priorities are our priorities,” said Robert Kaiser, GK owner and CEO. “The Kaiser Compact Eliminator is the most efficient, cleanest spray booth scrubber on the market today. For a global leader like General Motors to recognize this, is a huge honor. Thank you, GM. Our team will continue to innovate and find new ways to build the most sustainable systems on the planet.”
As part of the annual awards, GM also recognized 122 companies as a Supplier of the Year for consistently exceeding GM’s expectations, providing customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry. The recognition is for supplier performance in the 2020 calendar year.
“As GM works to achieve a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, we are proud to have innovative and dedicated suppliers around the world as partners in this mission,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
“Throughout a challenging year, our suppliers have showed resilience and dedication in working toward our shared goal of long-term sustainability for our planet and the communities we serve, while meeting our present needs,” Amin said. “We are pleased with what we’ve accomplished together in the past year and we are excited by the opportunity that lies ahead.”
The 2020 Supplier of the Year and Overdrive Award winners were selected by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics leaders. Winners were chosen based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation. Founded in 1952, Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation (GK) is a privately owned turn-key supplier of paint finishing systems, commercial HVAC and mechanical automotive systems. GK maintains a headquarters in Troy, Michigan, manufacturing facilities in Detroit and offices in Monterrey, Mexico and Ontario, Canada. GK has grown to become the world’s top paint finishing supplier. Kais-AIR is a division of Gallagher-Kaiser. Universal Piping Industries (UPI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gallagher-Kaiser. More information on GK and its divisions and subsidiary can be found at www.gkcorp.com.
General Motors (NYSE: GM) is a global company committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities, sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
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