"GM strives to build the best cars and trucks in the world, and the leadership and employees of Hella represent what it takes to make GM's products successful," said Bo Andersson, GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We honor these companies at the North American International Auto Show to remind the industry and the public of the critical role our suppliers play in developing GM vehicles globally."
This is the sixth year GM has honored suppliers at the North American International Auto Show. The supplier awards recognize a suppliers' performance in quality, cost and delivery, as well as contributions to production and concept vehicles GM unveils at the NAIAS.
"This important recognition by one of the world's largest vehicle manufacturers is quite an honor for our company and our employees," said Dr. Raymund Heinen, president of Hella Lighting North America. "It underscores our commitment to providing high-quality lighting products and developing new, innovative technologies for our customers."
Hella, a global supplier, develops and manufactures components and systems for lighting and electronics for the automotive industry, including advanced driver-assistance systems enhancing safety and comfort. In addition, its joint-venture companies produce complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle-electric systems. Hella is also one of the world's largest companies selling automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, with its own sales companies and partners in more than 100 countries. Annual consolidated sales for the Hella Group total $4.4 billion.
Hella is one of the 100 largest industrial companies in Germany. More than 24,000 people are employed in 70 production facilities, production subsidiaries and joint-venture companies. Nearly 2,900 Hella engineers and technicians work in research and development. Customers include all of the world's leading automakers and system manufacturers, as well as the automotive aftermarket.
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Note to Editors: A digital image of General Motors Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Bo Andersson, GM Group Vice President of Global Engineering James E. Queen with Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. Executive Vice President Automotive Sales Detlef-Rainer Krink is available by contacting Lauren Kiehler at 248.647.8621.
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