Press Releases, 09.05.2018

GM Recognizes Preh for Performance, Quality, and Innovation

Bad Neustadt, May 9, 2018 – Preh was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, April 20 in Orlando, Florida.

GM recognized 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the 6th time Preh has received the award.

“This is an opportunity for General Motors to honor those suppliers who are truly the best of the best,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The automotive industry is transforming at an incredible rate. The relationships we have with our supply base means everything when it comes to delivering a strong vehicle lineup today and the cutting-edge vehicles and mobility services of tomorrow.”

More than 45 percent this year’s Supplier of the Year awardees are repeat winners from 2016.

GM’s Supplier of the Year award is reserved for suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation, and total enterprise cost. Award winners represent companies who provide products and services to General Motors in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales, and indirect services.

Christoph Hummel, President and CEO of Preh, said at the award ceremony: “We are proud of having received this prestigious recognition again. The award demonstrates that our employees have done an excellent job, which has won us the recognition as one of GM’s best suppliers for the 6th time now“.

About Preh

As a global automotive supplier, the Preh Group employs about 7,000 people and generates a turnover of well over one billion euros. Preh was founded in 1919 in Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale and has been part of the Joyson Group since 2011. Preh’s development and manufacturing capabilities include, in particular, HMI systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, infotainment and connectivity solutions, as well as e-mobility control units.

Within the Joyson group of companies, Ningbo (China), which was founded in 2004 by Jeff Wang, Preh forms the Automotive Electronics Division. Joyson is today one of the world’s 100 largest automotive suppliers.

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Christoph Hummel, President & CEO Preh GmbH (2nd from right) accepted the award together with Nick Lontscharitsch, President Preh Inc. (2nd from left), Todd Wikaryasz, Key Account Manager Preh Inc. (3rd from right) and Kecheng Lu, Sales Manager Ningbo Preh Joyson Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.(3rd from left). The award was presented by Chris Naegeli, Executive Director GM, Global Thermal Systems, Raw Materials & GPSC Mexico (1st from left) and Kristen Siemen, Executive Director GM, Global Validation