GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. This is the sixth time Autoliv has received the award.
Autoliv was honored for its Sensing and Diagnostic Modules used to control the vehicle passive safety restraints system by sensing impact events. Proprietary algorithms deploy the appropriate vehicle restraint devices to protect the occupants. “We are honored and delighted for being recognized by GM. Our success is built on our passion for saving lives and our relentless focus on delivering robust, high quality solutions at the technological forefront,” said Art Blanchford, Autoliv VP Sales and Marketing Electronics, who accepted the prize on behalf of Autoliv at General Motors’ 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony on March 31st, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.
Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
In 2016, General Motors accounted for 10% of Autoliv’s sales. Annually, approximately 4 million GM vehicles are equipped with the Sensing Diagnostic Module.