Axalta named a 2023 General Motors Supplier of the Year

17 April 2024

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global coatings company, was recognised by General Motors as a top global supplier of 2023 during its annual Supplier of the Year recognition event in Miami. In total, 86 suppliers were recognised with a Supplier of the Year award.

“We are proud to be recognized by General Motors again as a 2023 Supplier of the Year,” said Hadi Awada, President, Global Mobility Coatings, Axalta. “Through our strong relationship we provide innovative products like AquaEC™ and our low carbon footprint sustainable coating system, and services like our COATS Model to GM, and strive to help them create advanced vehicles while also furthering our mutual sustainability goals.”

“We’re honoured to partner with these top suppliers who have made notable contributions to our transformation. Together, we’re pushing boundaries, pioneering new technologies and redefining what’s possible,” said Jeff Morrison, Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors. “Their innovation and support are critical to helping us deliver the world-class vehicles our customers have to come expect.”


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A global, cross-functional GM team rigorously selects Supplier of the Year award winners based on performance, innovation, cultural alignment with GM’s values and commitment to achieving GM’s ambitious goals.

The GPSC Priority Wheel guides the selection process, prioritising the customer in every aspect of supply chain decision-making. This framework prioritises three core values: Safety, Inclusion and Relationships. These foundational values underpin all other priorities, including Sustainability, Innovation, Execution, Resilience and Profitability.

By emphasising these values, GPSC fosters a robust, diverse, collaborative partnership ecosystem that drives mutual success for GM and its suppliers.

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