GM Supplier Award

Flexitech was named a 2017 GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, April 20 in Orlando, Florida. GM recognized 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the 4th time Flexitech has received the award. “This is an opportunity for General Motors to honor those suppliers who are truly the best of the best,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The automotive industry is transforming at an incredible rate. The relationships we have with our supply base means everything when it comes to delivering a strong vehicle lineup today and the cutting-edge vehicles and mobility services of tomorrow.”   More than 45 percent of the Supplier of the Year awardees for 2017 are repeat winners from 2016.   GM’s Supplier of the Year award is reserved for suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation, and total enterprise cost. Award winners represent companies who provide products and services to General Motors in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales, and indirect services. “We are honored to receive this award,” said Mike Lyle, General Manager of Flexitech’s US operations. “We have a fantastic, dedicated team in Bloomington and Detroit, that consistently exceed the expectations of General Motors. This recognition truly reflects the commitment of our global organization to continuously innovate and improve.” About Flexitech Flexitech, headquartered in Saint-Andre-Le-Puy, France, is the leading global designer and supplier of high quality brake hose products for the automotive industry. Flexitech operates 8 hose manufacturing and assembly facilities in 6 countries. The Flexitech facility in Bloomington, IL, has been in operation since 1999, and employs over 150 people. About General Motors General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at

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