ROCHESTER HILLS, JUNE 29, 2020 – FANUC was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
During the event, GM recognized 116 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company. The awards ceremony was originally scheduled as a live-event to be held in March but was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recognition is for supplier performance in the 2019 calendar year.
This is the 16th time FANUC has received the award.
“Our suppliers play a key role in delivering the products, services and experiences our customers deserve – and these award-winning suppliers went above and beyond our expectations,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.
“We also believe it’s important at this point in time to thank our entire supply base for their efforts the last few months to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19,” added Amin. “Not only have we been able to safely restart our manufacturing operations, our suppliers played a key role in assisting our initiatives to increase the supply of ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers to help save lives and keep communities safe.”
The Supplier of the Year award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“On behalf of our entire team at FANUC, we are honored to once again receive this prestigious award from General Motors,” said Mike Cicco, president and CEO, FANUC America Corporation. This is the 16th time and 15th consecutive year that FANUC has won this award, an achievement that signifies our continued effort to provide automation solutions that help our customers solve their production challenges.”
About FANUC CORPORATION
FANUC CORPORATION is the global leader of Factory Automation, Robots and ROBOMACHINEs. Since its inception in 1956, FANUC has contributed to the automation of machine tools as a pioneer in the development of computer numerical control equipment. FANUC technology has been a leading force in a worldwide manufacturing revolution, which evolved from the automation of a single machine to the automation of entire production lines. For more information visit: http://www.fanuc.co.jp/eindex.htm.
About FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION, providing industry-leading CNC systems, robotics, and factory automation technologies and proven expertise to help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability. For more information visit: www.fanucamerica.com.
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FANUC America Corporation PR contacts:
Robotics: Cathy Powell
Public Relations and Communications Manager
FANUC America Corporation
Factory Automation: Debra Schug
CNC Strategic Communications Specialist