05/04/2022 | Press release

General Motors Names Pierburg US a 2021 Supplier of the Year

General Motors recognized Rheinmetall’s subsidiary Pierburg US, LLC as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona.

GM’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry.

This is the 1st time Pierburg US has received the award.

“Considering that 2021 presented some most unique challenges in recent history, it truly demonstrates our team’s commitment to continually innovating and finding creative solutions to meet our customers’ needs, no matter the obstacles”, says Rene Gansauge, President of Pierburg, who accepted the award on behalf of Rheinmetall. We are proud of our long-standing relationship with GM and appreciate their recognition of Rheinmetall’s commitment to deliver only the best customer service and most innovative technologies.”

“This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognize our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”

A global cross functional team selected the 2021 Supplier of the Year winners based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.

Pierburg US, LLC is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall AG, an integrated technology group with about 25,000 employees worldwide. Rheinmetall’s Sensors and Actuators division, which encompasses the business operations of Pierburg and Pierburg Pump Technology, is synonymous with outstanding expertise in gas, thermal and fluid management applications in the mobility domain and industry.

Its five business units – Actuators, Automotive Emission Systems, Commercial Diesel Systems, Pump Technology, and Solenoid Valves – develop solutions for major challenges facing the automotive sector, including downsizing, reducing emissions and boosting efficiency, while simultaneously optimizing performance.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com .


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