DETROIT — BASF was named a 2018 General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year for the fourteenth time since 2002. The award is presented to suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation and total enterprise cost.

“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM Senior Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”

Award winners represent companies who provide products and services to GM in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales, and indirect services.

With its broad array of color solutions, modern paint processes, engineering plastics advancements and polyurethane technologies, BASF helps GM improve productivity and environmental performance. BASF’s Coatings division provides its time and resource-saving Integrated Paint Process to GM and supplies many GM plants with advanced coating technologies.

“This award is a result of strong customer focus from the whole organization. Our business relationship with GM is centered around innovation, performance and continuously enhancing the customer experience,” said Dirk Bremm, President, BASF’s Coatings division. 

Bremm accepted the award on behalf of BASF at the 27th annual awards ceremony at General Motors Global Headquarters in Detroit on May 15.