Chicago, March 10, 2015 – ArcelorMittal proudly accepted General Motors’ Supplier of the Year award for the second consecutive year at the automaker’s 23th annual ceremony held in Detroit on Thursday, March 5. The Supplier of the Year award was given to just 78, or less than one percent, of GM’s global suppliers.
According to GM, winning suppliers from around the world receive the award for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, designed to provide customers with the most innovative technologies and the industry’s best quality vehicles.
“ArcelorMittal is beyond proud to be recognized as a Supplier of the Year for the second consecutive year by one of our most important customers, General Motors. This award is a testament to the commitment of all of our employees, those working in our R&D labs to continue to innovate and push steel beyond its limits, those on the shop-floor producing high-quality steel products, and those who provide superior customer service to the automaker,” said Brad Davey, chief marketing officer, ArcelorMittal North America Flat Rolled.
Supplier of the Year award winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.
“These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, and deserving of special recognition for their outstanding contributions,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “We need them to continue to bring us their most innovative technologies and highest quality services and work, and we will continue to win together for the benefit of our customers.”
From left to right: Greg Warden, Executive Director and Global Functional Leader - Body Engineering, General Motors; Blake Zuidema, Director, Automotive Product Applications, ArcelorMittal; Brad Davey, Chief Marketing Officer, ArcelorMittal North American Flat Rolled; and Randy Pappal, Executive Director, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors.
ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 19 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.
Through our core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, we operate responsibly with respect to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate.
For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world from railways to cars and washing machines. We are actively researching and producing steel-based technologies and solutions that make many of the products and components peopleuse in theireveryday lives more energy efficient.
We are one of the world’s five largest producers of iron ore and metallurgical coal and our mining business is an essential part of our growth strategy. With a geographically diversified portfolio of iron ore and coal assets, we are strategically positioned to serve our network of steel plants and the external global market. While our steel operations are important customers, our supply to the external market is increasing as we grow.
In 2014, ArcelorMittal had revenues of US$79.3 billion and crude steel production of 93.1 million metric tons, while own iron ore production reached 63.9 million metric ton.
ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).
For more information about ArcelorMittal please visit: corporate.arcelormittal.com
GM CEO, Mary Barra addresses honorees at the company’s 23rd annual Supplier of the Year awards.
Picture credit: GM
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