American car manufacturer General Motors has named ArcelorMittal as GM Supplier of the Year.

The world’s largest steel company also picked up the prestigious Overdrive Award at a special ceremony in Detroit last month.

The award has only been presented to 68 suppliers, all of whom have exceeded GM’s expectations in terms of being innovative, delivering quality products and services on time and creating outstanding value.

According to Grace Lieblein, vice president of GM’s global purchasing and supplier chain, ArcelorMittal has consistently met the car manufacturers business needs and supported its ‘cultural priorities’.

“Our suppliers play an important role in helping GM deliver compelling vehicles to our customers,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “ArcelorMittal has an outstanding track record for consistently meeting our business needs, while also supporting our cultural priorities.”

The Overdrive Award has only four recipients worldwide. It recognises suppliers who have undertaken extraordinary initiatives that drove outstanding results for GM’s business.

ArcelorMittal’s global account manager for GM said the Supplier of the Year title and the Overdrive Award were testament to ‘the commitment from ArcelorMittal employees’.

Gordon O’Neill added, “It is quite the privilege to be selected in such a competitive process, considering the scope of global suppliers that go beyond steel to include companies that supply services, parts, components, sub-systems and other critical products that create today’s modern vehicle.”

“The recognition from General Motors is testament to the commitment from ArcelorMittal employees through the world, working to produce safe, sustainable steel and exceed our customers’ expectations each and every day,” said Gordon O’Neill, ArcelorMittal’s global account manager for GM.
GM brands include the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands.