The 16th annual award – themed the “Best of the Best” -- was given during ceremonies Saturday, April 26 at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla.
“GM is proud to honor Vitro as a GM Supplier of the Year winner“, said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “This award is our way of telling the winners that we appreciate all of their efforts in working together with GM to manufacture world-class vehicles.
“Vitro is among the best of the best,” he continued. “They understand that our mutual success can only be achieved by sharing common goals and priorities.”
"This seventh award as GM’s Supplier of the Year during these past eight years confirms Vitro's commitment to quality and leadership among the automotive glass industry manufacturers”, said Hugo Lara, President of Vitro’s Flat Glass business unit.
"We are proud to receive this recognition and are devoted to continue supporting GM’s future growth needs. We will share this honor with the Company’s automotive business unit staff that once again did a great job by fulfilling GM’s needs during 2007”, said Adrián Sada Cueva, Vice President Automotive business.
The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 92 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2007.
Vitro’s Flat Glass business unit is dedicated to manufacture and distribution of float glass for the automotive and construction industry and is one of the world leading companies in these segments.
Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA; NYSE: VTO), is one of the largest glass manufacturers in the world. Through our subsidiary companies we offer products with the highest quality standards and reliable services to satisfy the needs of two distinct business sectors: glass containers and flat glass. Our manufacturing facilities produce, process, distribute and sell a wide range of glass products that offer excellent solutions to multiple industries that include: wine, beer, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, as well as the automotive and construction industry. Also, we supply raw materials, machinery and industrial equipment to different industries. We constantly strive to improve the quality of life for our employees as well as the communities in which we do business by generating employment and economic prosperity thanks to our permanent focus on quality and continuous improvement as well as consistent efforts to promote sustainable development. Our World Headquarters are located in Monterrey, Mexico where Vitro was founded in 1909 and now embarks major facilities and a broad distribution network in ten countries in the Americas and Europe. Additionally, the Company’s products can be found all around the world. For more information, you can access Vitro’s Website at: http://www.vitro.com