MANN+HUMMEL recognized by General Motors as a 2015 Supplier of the Year Winner

Ludwigsburg/Detroit, 15 March 2016 – MANN+HUMMEL was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

At the award ceremony, 10th March in Detroit: from left to right: Brandon Vivian (GM), Mike Ternes, Kai Knickmann (both MANN+HUMMEL), Wade Sheffer (GM)

GM recognized 110 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 21th time MANN+HUMMEL has received the award.

“We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”

GM’s 2015 supplier recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers honored compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.

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.

Kai Knickmann, President and General Manager Automotive OEM at MANN+HUMMEL, accepted the award. "During our decades of partnership with GM we have never failed to impress with our innovative technology and the unwavering premium quality of our products," says Knickmann. "Our teams are incredibly proud of this fact and see it as validation of the way in which we work."


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At the award ceremony, 10th March in Detroit: from left to right: Brandon Vivian (GM), Mike Ternes, Kai Knickmann (both MANN+HUMMEL), Wade Sheffer (GM)

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The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 16,000 people at more than 60 locations worldwide, the company achieved sales of about 2.8 billion euros in 2014. The group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and technical plastic parts, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For mechanical engineering, process engineering and other industrial applications, the company’s product range encompasses industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems.
Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found at www.mann-hummel.com


About General Motors Co.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com