Supplier of the Year 2013

27 March 2014

Höegh Autoliners was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 22nd annual Supplier of the Year awards.

Höegh Autoliners was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 22nd annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. The event was held on Wednesday, March 12 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich. 

GM’s exclusive Supplier of the Year honor was presented to only 68 suppliers worldwide who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations and created outstanding value. This is the 11th consecutive time Höegh Autoliners has received the award.

“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. “Supplier of the Year winners have outstanding track records for consistently meeting our business needs, while also supporting our cultural priorities.”

Less than 1 percent of GM’s suppliers around the world receive the Supplier of the Year award.  Winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.

Ingar Skiaker, CEO Höegh Autoliners says: “We are honored to have been given the Supplier of the Year Award from GM for the eleventh consecutive year. GM is a highly valued customer and we are proud to be able to provide transport services of their high quality cars around the globe. As a supplier, we are always committed to providing high quality service at all times, whilst always striving to bring forward ideas for operational improvements and cost savings to our customers.”
In 2013, Höegh supported GM in efforts to improve capacity from Mexico to the United States by developing new routes to vehicles via short sea as an alternative to rail transportation. This new service will help to keep the supply of vehicles flowing north bound as Mexico production increases in the future.
In the photo, from the left: Mr. Bill Hurles, GM Executive Director Global Supply Chain, Mr. Per Folkesson, Höegh Autoliners Head of Region Americas, Mrs Susan Serrano, Höegh Autoliners Global Key Account Manager and Mr. Edgard Pezzo, GM Executive Director Global Logistics & Containers